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Repairing Windows Server 2008 32bit VM after conversion

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Repairing Windows Server 2008 32bit VM after conversion

After converting a Windows Server 2008 32bit physical machine to a virtual machine, upon boot up if you get the error shown in the below image. Follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Shutdown the VM
  2. Mount Windows Server 2008 32bit media and boot the server using that media
  3. Go to “Repair my computer”
  4. Open Windows Command Prompt
    • X:\Sources> Diskpart
    • Diskpart > List Volume (Assuming Windows C: drive is Volume 1)
    • Diskpart > Select Volume 1
    • Diskpart > active
    • Diskpart> exit
    • X:\Sources> Copy f:\BootMgr c:\
      • If the file Bootmgr already exists on C:, type N to avoid overwriting it
      • If the file Bootmgr doesn’t already exist on C:, it will automatically be copied
  • Type Bootrec /Fixmbr at the command prompt
  • Type Bootrec /Fixboot at the command prompt
  • Type Bootrec /rebuildBCD at the command prompt

5. Restart the VM and boot normally

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