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VMware Solutions Discussions

MBralign Windows 2008

c_delporte

After a succefully P2V converter 4.0.3.62417 and a succefull mbralign operation

Windows failed to start with message File:\windows\system32\winload.exe status 0x0000225

Of course, boot sequence on the vmdk backup is ok.

Does Mbralign 1.4 support Windows 2008 ?

Thanks Christophe

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__ple_16414

No mbrscan tell us that Windows 2008 must be aligned.

An amelioration may be that mbrscan return that Windows 2008 don't need alignment. What do you Think about this ?

Philippe LETREULLE

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INVESTSTROY15

I've encountered a bunch of 2008's aligned to offset 32256 and had the same problem with a broken boot loader sequence after running mbralign.

However, it can be easily fixed by rebuilding BCD store: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927391/en-us

bootrec /rebuildbcd

ostiguy

You shouldn't need it on Vista/2008 as the the default offset is 1MB (1024KB), a value which should result in aligned VMs.

amiller_1

Ditto -- use mbrscan (installed as part of the ESX Host Utilities) to check/verify -- do make sure you've installed the ESX Host Utilities of course.

__ple_16414

No mbrscan tell us that Windows 2008 must be aligned.

An amelioration may be that mbrscan return that Windows 2008 don't need alignment. What do you Think about this ?

Philippe LETREULLE

View solution in original post

amiller_1

Hmm....I'm afraid I'm not following -- could you post the mbrscan output by any chance?

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