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convert a VMDK into a VHD ?

Is there any manual way to convert a VMDK to a VHD ?

I have tried all the tools Starwind, Winimage, disk2vhd etc they all generate a VHD file but when I create a ne Virtual Computer & attach the disk none works.

I get repeated errors "The virtual machine "New Virtual Machine" could not start because the hypervisor is not running"

I googled it & did enable DEP but that does not result in success.

In past i convrted a VHD to VMDK succesfully using the solution here

http://alstechtips.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-migrate-vhd-to-vmware-workstation.html

Is there a possibillity of converting the VMDK to VHD using an approach similar to the one in above mentioned article ?

Help would be appreciated. Thanks

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LeonLaude answered

Hi @Ali-4018,

The above mentioned tools should all work for converting, I don't believe the problem is with the conversion tools but somewhere else, if you enabled your processor's virtualization technology in the BIOS and Hyper-V is still complaining about the "The virtual machine "New Virtual Machine" could not start because the hypervisor is not running" error then you could try uninstalling Hyper-V and then try reinstalling it completely.


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Best regards,
Leon

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Hello,

Thank you for your question.

All above tools are good and proven tools for this conversions.

  1. In your case Please try to create new Hyper-V VM and try to boot it .

  2. Please try to disable any Antivirus program for temporary purpose.

  3. In CMD
    bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto -> reboot and try again




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Reinstalling the Hypervisor lead to new errors in which it says

boot failure. Reboot & select proper Boot Device ( proper devices are selected in Bios in Hyper V) , I did boot the disk into the cmd mode & then tried bootrec /fixmbr which worked but when I try bootrec/fixboot it says "access denied" , I did rebuild the MBR but still the same error that cannot boot from disk

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