W2K3 R2 VM failed to boot after P2V

This is using Sysinternal Disk2VHd utility to P2v a HP proliant physical server. There are altogether 5 partitions - C:, E:, F:, G:, & H: drive. C: & E: & H: are 44 GB / 44 GB / 47 GB; They are belong to disk1. F: & G:, 66 GB each, belong to disk 0. This is using MS Windows 2003 R2 32-bit.

I used Disk2VHd to copy disk 1 and created a single vhdx file. Later that, I formed a VM with this vhdx file attached to the IDE 0. It failed to boot, and I booted with a w2k3 CD, and choose to fixboot, fixmbr, and bootcfg /rebuild. But still, now it shows blank screen. Some articles told me that this is because the IDE 0 disk can not be more than 127 Gb, correct?

How to solve the problem? thanks in advance.
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Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
I would suggest this instead (because of some "bad dreams" in troubleshooting escalation of some Hyper-V P2V migrations):

1. Download an evaluation of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) from there and deploy in a Hyper-V Environment:


2. Perform your task via SCVMM with this step-by-step tutorial:


Let me know....
MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Hi Alessandro,

thanks for your articles, I am trying now...
MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Hi Alessandro,

I've created the VM with SCVMM 2012 R2. However, after opened the VMM console, in create virtual machine, I was given only 2 options - Create VM or Convert VM; not Convert physical server. Does this means P2V function has been removed in the 2K12 R2?
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MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Shall i use lower version of scvmm?
Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
My mistake MichaelBalack.....I apologies for the inconvenient...

Follow this article to perform your task:

System Center: Virtual Machine Manager Engineering Blog

and download from here your "down-level" version of SCVMM


Let me know.....
MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Hi Alessandro,

Thanks again. let's me try and get back to you...

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MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Using SCVMM, VHD files created successfully. Although the first boot up show "NTLDR not found", it able to boot by copy over ntldr, ntdetect.com, and create new boot.ini with os version /fastdetect.

After that, system can boot into windows, and follow with hyperv integration service setup. Server is working fine now.
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