VMware Standalone Converter - Failed: A file I/O error occured while accessing ".

I keep getting to 1% in the Standalone Converter (v6.0) and always fails with the above error.  

The server (Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard) has:

1) UAC turned off
2) All unnecessary services disabled
3) Using an account with ADMIN permissions
4) Tried running the Standalone Converter on the local machine
5) Tried saving the VM to a different datastore but no change
6)  The server I am converting has 3 partitions (not sure if this could case a problem).

Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
I would suspect a physical disk error. Run disk check tools on all three server disks (Backups all upto date and tested first of course).
AcentriaAuthor Commented:
Thanks Neilsr, I will run a disk check on it.
Eng. Nidal KamalInformation ConsultantCommented:
Good day,

I think it is related to Windows updates; even though it says a file I/O error.
To fix this error, one should download windows updates, install them, then restart the server and try again.
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AcentriaAuthor Commented:
Hi Nidal,

This server is already all upto date and patched.  Thanks anyway.
Eng. Nidal KamalInformation ConsultantCommented:
Hi Acentria,

One may try  a different approach; Acronis Universal Restore, to convert the physical machine to virtual one. http://www.acronis.com/

Start by taking an full image of physical server. After that, the image file should be shared with the new VM to boot the VM using  ISO image of Acronis Servers's CD.
Put the path of the server image file, in the Acronis Environment. Use Universal Restore; in order to, restore the image inside the Virtual Machine.
After universal restore finishes restoring the three partitions, restart VM.
This should have a full successful conversion process.
AcentriaAuthor Commented:
I have resolved this by:

The machine we wanted to convert was a DC server/File Server,  I created a VM which is a secondary DC and copied all the data across along with the services and moved the FSMO roles.

All running.  Thanks for your help anyway.

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