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Windows server converted P2V through DISK2VHD not working

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HI Team,

i converted a windows server to P2V through DISK2VHD,when i start the vhd in hyper v i get the below screen.

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Tom CieslikIT Engineer
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This is not about your VHDX drive. It's about your booting order in your Hyper-V virtual server settings.
Go back to settings and make sure you have boot from HDD selected.

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This is my Windows 2008 Server created by Disk2VHD software and is working with no issues

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i see this
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So it looks like system can't find boot sector on your VHDX file and is going to try next available boot device (network adapter)
When you created VHDX file did you selected your system partition ? I think in real server your system partition was separate that's why you have problem with VHDX file.

You can ADD dvd rom to your Hyper-V and run setup on connected VHDX file and try repair boot.

If this will not help you need to create boot record manually or just make another VHDX file but this time make sure you've system partition selected.

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i had two volume on that physical server which i converted to virtual one had the OS and the other data but after converting to virtual it created a single vhdx
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OK, so for test only Attach VHDX file to your windows 7,8,10 workstation and mount it in disk manager to see if you have 2 partitions/volumes inside. Make sure that one volume/partition is set as primary and system boot partition

If you do you can try manually repair boot record. If you don't then you can manually create it, unmount VHDX and connect back to HYPER-V

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hen i manually try to change the boot partition i get the below.

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In your case SYSTEM partition should be active.
System partition has your boot manager.

What about if you will start installation disk on VM guest again and try to FIX Boot ?

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but when i try to make it active i get the below.
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HI Tom,

thanks for your support you were right after repairing the boot record from cd the issue got resolved .i followed the below link.

https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2016/09/08/disk2vhd-on-a-generation-2-vm-results-in-an-unbootable-vhdx/

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