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After a succefully P2V converter 18.104.22.168417 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 ?
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You shouldn't need it on Vista/2008 as the the default offset is 1MB (1024KB), a value which should result in aligned VMs.
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.
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 ?
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Hmm....I'm afraid I'm not following -- could you post the mbrscan output by any chance?
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