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  • 1.  Win 7 64-bit P2V Conversion - FAILED at 96%

    Posted Aug 09, 2018 01:30 AM

    Hi,

    I am trying to convert a Win 7 physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCentre Converter Standalone. The process fails at 96% with an error message "FAILED: Unable to find system volume. Reconfiguration is not possible".

    The original physical machine has four partitions namely System Reserved, C:, D: and Recovery. System Reserved is marked as Active and I presume this partition contains the boot configuration data required to boot up the machine after virtualization (please correct me if I am wrong).

    I have tried the solution offered at the following link but unfortunately i can't get it to work.

    P2V conversion of a Windows 2008 R2 machine fails at 96% in VMware vCenter Converter Standalone (2008012) | VMware KB

    And I don't understand the solution mentioned in this link:

    FAILED: Unable to find the system volume, reconfiguration is not possible.

    I thought I could repair the converted virtual machine (with 96%) using windows installation disc but i can't get my external USB DVD ROM to be read by the virtual machine during boot up. I cannot boot the machine from this DVD ROM because it is not recognized in the list of devices in BIOS settings. I am using Workstation 14. So that's another problem that I am facing.

    If someone could please advise on what steps I could take to resolve this, it would be much appreciated. Thank you!



  • 2.  RE: Win 7 64-bit P2V Conversion - FAILED at 96%

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Aug 09, 2018 07:38 AM

    Could you upload log bundle?



  • 3.  RE: Win 7 64-bit P2V Conversion - FAILED at 96%

    Posted Aug 09, 2018 09:18 AM

    Did you try to only run reconfiguration on the destination machine? ('configure machine' button)

    As for the logs - if the it was converted as remote Windows machine - attach the agent log from the source machine; if it is this local machine - the worker log.

    Regards,

    Plamen



  • 4.  RE: Win 7 64-bit P2V Conversion - FAILED at 96%

    Posted Aug 10, 2018 10:03 AM

    Instead of the converter, I would try using Macrium Reflect. Any paid version has the "Dissimilar hardware restore":

    Re-deploying Windows to new hardware using Macrium ReDeploy - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase



  • 5.  RE: Win 7 64-bit P2V Conversion - FAILED at 96%

    Posted Aug 13, 2018 08:59 PM

    Maybe you can try to use DISK2VHD and see if the same, check the link below with steps:

    Disk2VHD - Convert physical machines to virtual



  • 6.  RE: Win 7 64-bit P2V Conversion - FAILED at 96%

    Posted Aug 13, 2018 11:04 PM

    Do you have RAID configured?