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    Posted: 20 October 2009 at 10:48am
Hi - found this utility yesterday and ran straight home after work to try it out.

I ran it on my wife's XP partition (E:) and it completed fine. I then created a new VPC and added the newly created vhd. When I tried to boot it quickly greeted me with the message:

"A Disk Read Error Occurred".

Only option from here was to ctrlaltdel to reboot.

I ensured that the virtual harddrive was the first boot device on the vpc system but this did not help.

Can anyone help?

Any suggestions much appreciated.
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I get that error message too. Would really like some help.
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HI,
 
Same problem....but, just a idea.
Running the tool on a IBM Lenovo T60 with SATA drive ----  Error
Running from a Dell D600 with IDE drive... succes
 
Maybe problems with the SATA hardware configuration
 
Hope this helps..., would like to use this tool
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I have got an IDE drive but no windows OS on it so can't test that idea.

I am guessing this is a fairly new util (i looked into this a few months ago and could not find any free tools to do this) so no doubt there will be updates that may address the issues.
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@ intoxicat
U wrote that U tried it on your's wife XP on Partition E.
Is that where U create your VHD ??
If so, is the disk a IDE or SATA ??
Would help me to figure this out.....
 
I tried this on two different Pc's ( laptops )
one was the Lenovo ( IBM ) who has failed -> Error = A Disk Read Error Occured
the other is a Dell D600 who is running just fine
- The Lenovo machine is a T 60 with 2 processors AND a SATA Drive
- The Dell is just a Pentium 4 with a IDE drive
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You said you created a VHD from the E drive partition so would I be right in assuming that C drive contains the boot loader and menu to start XP from E drive??
If that's the case then you have a hard drive image with no boot loader you will need an XP install CD to fix that.
Start Virtual PC but boot from the CD-ROM drive or ISO image, run Recovery Console and enter the Windows password or just "Enter" if blank.
Type the following commands: fixmbr and fixboot
Restart Virtual PC and see if your hard drive will now boot Windows XP.

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@Redhawk,
 
I am sure I didn't create a VHD from the E partition.
I Created mine from the Bootdrive which is in mine case C:\
So this one does have a bootloader etc etc...
 
Still receiving the " A Disk Read Error Occured"  error
As I googled for this, there were many suggestions to do FIXMBR etc etc, that
is why I think that this had something to do with SATA.
 
Hope someone has a solution... thanks
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thanks redhawk . I tried what you adviced. fixmbr ran successfully but fixboot failed with this message:

"FIXBOOT cannot find the system drive or the drive specified is not valid."

Something weird is clearly going :)

After trying the above I am still getting the same error message.

I also tried to recreate the vhd using v1.2 and win7.
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I have tried to use DISK2VHD on three different computers now and get same "Disk Read Error Occurried".  I tried latest version 1.2 on one of the computers and get same issue.  
 
In all cases .vhd was created from boot drive C:
 
One one of the computers the .vhd created is twice the size as the used space on disk.  Anyone know what might cause that?
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I've not encountered any Disk Read Errors so I can only assume that something is wrong with the boot loader or the files haven't been copied correctly.
The only other thing I could suggest is if you have a floppy disk drive create a start up disk for Virtual PC and use it directly or as an imaged file.

To create a start up disk just format a floppy disk in XP using the format from the DOS Prompt or with Windows Explorer.
Next copy 3 hidden files from the hard drive C:\NTDETECT.COM and C:\NTLDR C:\boot.ini to the floppy drive.
Finally edit A:\boot.ini make sure it points to the correct hard drive and partition for Windows.
The following \boot.ini example is a dual boot configuration for XP and NT4 running from 2 different hard drives:
Quote [Boot Loader]
Timeout=10
Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00"

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Edited by redhawk - 26 October 2009 at 8:15pm
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