Attaching vhd file to Server 2016 Hyper-V VM

Hi All,

Used disk2vhd to convert an 2003 server. The conversion went well, i choose vhd as an option. Now I'm trying to attache the hard drive to a Hyper-v Server 2016 and getting the error below. I moved the vhd file to suggested location, checked permission but nothing. Have a feeling it has to do with a compatability issue with server 2016 and vhd files. Any help appreciated.

Error Attaching VHD file
jaya31Asked:
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Lee W, MVPConnect With a Mentor Technology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Can you mount the VHD in Disk Management on a Windows 7 or Windows 10 computer?  That should eliminate it as a Hyper-V problem if you can.  The question then becomes is the VHD corrupt.
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Look at the drive type, e.g.  FAT-32, etc...
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Joseph HornseyPresident and JanitorCommented:
Are you creating a Gen1 or Gen2 machine?  It needs to be Gen1.
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McKnifeCommented:
That is the right question to ask, agreed.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
In Hyper-V Manager edit the disk and convert to VHDX then try again.

EDIT: Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter is the tool to use if possible.
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jaya31Author Commented:
Hi All,

Tried to mount in windows 10 and receiving a corrupt unreadable image. Yikes, is there a repair tool that some can recommended. I tried to mount it and run some other functions but not getting anywhere.
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jaya31Author Commented:
I tried a couple of repair tools on a trial basis before purchasing to check if the image was at all readable, but it didnt work. The 2003  has snice completely shutdown. We have backups of the file structure and databases but would like if possible any other suggestions?
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jaya31Author Commented:
Thanks all the vhd image seemed corrupted by testing it loading from wind 10 and server 2008 hyper-v
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