Share Twitter Google Email Facebook. After conversion using P2V, the virtual machine fails to boot. Click OK to continue or Cancel to cancel. For detailed steps, see Windows XP setup cannot find any hard disk drives during installation Intro In the ESX 3.

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There are three files you have know about: Thanks for both of you taking the time to help. Please see Repairing boot sector problems in Windows NT-based operating systems If the primary disk is an IDE virtual disk, the newly converted virtual machine may fail to boot because the guest OS does not support the driver.

IDE controller — Windoqs Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Both instances had VMware Tools installed.

VMware ESX and Windows XP

Thu Jul 10, This article helped but additional information was required to resolve my issue. Wednesday, March 25, When you setup the virtual machine, you chose either Buslogic or LSI disk controller for the system.

You can ignore this message in the Events tab if the power on operation of the virtual machine is successful and all the virtual disks are visible inside the virtual machine. Fri Jul 11, 8: Feb 16, Posts: Any ideas on how to resolve that? This article did not resolve my issue.


I’ve got a buddy who’s going to e-mail me an LSI driver that I’m going to try tonight, so we’ll see if that works, but I’m not too hopeful.

Convert a drive from IDE to SCSI in VMWare

I can post more info if you want. Also, does anyone have ideas on how to troubleshoot the “An error occurred while trying to update your registry” message coming from sysprep while trying to integrate the vmscsi mass storage driver into the build?

To avoid this the needed driver s must be added for the GUI phase. WIM image from your current VS machine. The ‘floppy’ your trying, is that an image, or actually files on a floppy?

Some of the virtual disks that are accessed through SCSI controller of type BusLogic Parallel are not visible inside the virtual machine. If you created your VM with a SCSI adapter type of buslogic, you’ll need to download a drivers floppy image from the below link.


Go to original post. Make sure it recognizing the driver file you have attached to the floppy drive and press enter. So after installation the navigation in Windows XP is more easy.

Windows XP virtualized – Which disk controller?

Next up was perfmon, to monitor three parameters: Press ESC wiindows to change the boot order Aroc Ars Praefectus Tribus: Notify me of new comments via email. This tool uses JavaScript and much of zp will not work correctly without it enabled. Make sure the connected at power option is enabled. I now have an issue trying to install Win XP Pro 32bit.

For more information, see Editing files on an ESX host using vi or nano 3.