Converted VM won't boot

VM won't boot on esxi 6.0 host. I uploaded the installation media iso to run a repair and the command prompt is showing me it found no Operating Systems when running the bootrec /rebuildbcd command.

I aslo tried SFC.EXE /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows      ...which said corruption was detected?

We converted this vm from a 6.5 esxi host using vmconverter.

We don't have the vm it was originally converted from.
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bensonwalkerAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If it does not boot, it was not converted correctly, so you have to assume the VM you have may also be corrupt.

What options were used during the conversion ?

What is the Guest OS ?

What is the error ?

Please describe, what happens, when you power on the VM ?
bensonwalkerAuthor Commented:
It was converted from a powered on Server. Guest OS is Server 2008. Can't remember the exact settings but i don't believe i did anything differently from other converts that have worked.

When i power on the VM I get "Windows Error Recovery" and can pick one of the options (Start normally, last good config, etc,) None work. I get the windows loading bar followed by black screen and then back to the "Windows Error Recovery"
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Possible Registry Corruption.

If you need the data from the server, connect the virtual machine disk to another VM helper.

Corruption being detected is a worrying sign, the disk is corrupted, which is restore from backup.
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Murali SripadaVMware Engineer | vExpert 18/19Commented:
Have you tried safemode or tried to boot from Windows ISO and tried startup repair?
bensonwalkerAuthor Commented:
That was my fear Andrew. I'll look into mounting it to another VM and going from there. Have a link handy? if not i'm sure i can find one.

Murali, yes i booted it to an iso and ran startrep.exe as well as trying safe mode. All ended up with the same results.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Power off this converted VM, and just add the disk to another VM.

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bensonwalkerAuthor Commented:
Yes, it was much simpler than i expected.

Edit settings on good VM you wish to add the disk to, Existing HD, find vm folder in datastore popup, add.

Thanks for your advice.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Use chkdsk to check for corruption, if any exists, also check files can be opened, if any txt or word documents.
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