Corrupt vhd

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Charlie Kerscher, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. For whatever reason my VPC vhd is corrupt. At least that is how I'm
    explaining that I am not able to boot the VPC. There are 19 Virtual PC Undo
    files. Is there anyway to get the VPC to work again?
    TIA
    Charlie
     
    Charlie Kerscher, Mar 26, 2008
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  2. Try deleting the undo files and restarting the vm. It sounds like you will
    lose some work. How are you shutting down the vm? It is a good idea to
    back up the vm from time to time.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Mar 26, 2008
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  3. Ops I should have added that the Host is WinXP SP2 and the Guest is also
    WinXP SP2. The files for the VPC are on an external 250gb Maxtor drive.
     
    Charlie Kerscher, Mar 26, 2008
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  4. Thanks Colin, but that didn't work. I get the screen that says choose normal,
    last known good boot, safe, safe with network, safe with command prompt. None
    of these options work.
    To shutdown I click on Start, Turn Off Computer, Turn Off
     
    Charlie Kerscher, Mar 26, 2008
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  5. I should have mentioned that I tried to get the files that I need by using
    the winimage program that you have mentioned but the folders were not listed
    by the program.
    I have also read that I could possibly attached this vhd to another VPC but
    I don't know how to do that.
    Thank you for helping me.
    Charlie
     
    Charlie Kerscher, Mar 26, 2008
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  6. You delete them by navigating to the vm folder where you should see the undo
    files (I don't know why there is more than one but I'll take your word for
    it). The folders are probably in the undo file not in the .vhd file which
    is why winimage did not find them. I don't know if winimage will let you
    extract from the undo file but look in it if you can. Have you tried
    creating a new vm and attaching the .vhd file instead of creating a new
    virtual hard drive?

    How are you shutting down the vm?
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Mar 27, 2008
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  7. Thanks Colin.
    1) winimage will not let me view the files.
    2) I have tried creating a new vm and using the existing .vhd. I don't know
    if that is the same thing as attaching a .vhd or not (terminology?)
    3) to shut down I click Start, Turn Off Computer, Turn Off
    Appreciate your help,
    Charlie
     
    Charlie Kerscher, Mar 27, 2008
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