Convert physical WINDOWS 2008 R2 server into Virtualbox machine under UBUNTU 14 (64bit)

Hello,

I'm trying to convert a WINDOWS 2008 R2 physical server (HP DL380 G8) into a VM under Virtualbox running on UBUNTU 14 64bit.

The server is backed up every week with Ultrabac 9.1 (complete image).

I'm able to restore the image to Virtualbox VM using Ultrabac UBDR iso image and server image backup folder mounted on FTP server.

When the VM comes up, I see a bluescreen and server reboot its self continuously.

I tried to repair booting from WIN2008 R2 iso (also from WIN7 iso) and perform all operations using bcd and similar without success.

Any idea or solution that really is working ? I read tons of tips and tricks but no luck.

Thanks a lot.
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pablito70Asked:
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Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
Did you try fix boot sector ?
Start safe mode ?
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Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
If you tried these and did not work you will need to repair windows
Or retake image while drivers disabled specially network and fiber
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rindiCommented:
You could try using VMware's free standalone converter. Although it is a VMware product, it should also work for VirtualBox.

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vcenter_converter_standalone/6_0
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pablito70Author Commented:
@king2002: yes, I tried both safe mode and boot sector fix without success.
Retake image with drivers disabled is not possibile due to server need to be up 24x7x365 with minimum uptime 99.99%.

@rindi: thanks for link. I will try it.
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Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
then only solution is repair windows

i have this issue many times with restoring image as virtual  only solution is repair windows using the windows media
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