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VHD boot initialization failure

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  • hello! i've been trying to get windows 8 to work off of a VHD since windows 8 is not supported with dynamic hard drives yet, but once i try to open up the VHD, it gets a error saying "VHD_Initalization_boot_failure" is their any way i could get it to work? and why could this be happening?

    do i need to enable something? because i remember installing something called hyper V on my windows 7 so i can run a virtual machine, do i need to enable that for windows 8? or is their some other work in hand here?

    specs:

    Processor AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 6.6
    5.9
    Determined by lowest subscore
    Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 7.3
    Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6520G 5.9
    Gaming graphics 4085 MB Total available graphics memory 6.5
    Primary hard disk 155GB Free (681GB Total) 5.9
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    System
    Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
    Model HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC
    Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
    System type 64-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 4
    Storage
    Total size of hard disk(s) 698 GB
    Disk partition (C:) 155 GB Free (681 GB Total)
    Disk partition (D:) 2 GB Free (17 GB Total)
    Media drive (E:) CD/DVD
    Media drive (F:) CD/DVD
    Graphics
    Display adapter type AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G
    Total available graphics memory 4085 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 512 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 3573 MB
    Display adapter driver version 8.930.0.0
    Primary monitor resolution 1600x900
    DirectX version DirectX 10
    Network
    Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Network Adapter Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
    Network Adapter VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver Miniport
    Network Adapter VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver Miniport
    Network Adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter
    Network Adapter Hamachi Network Interface
    Network Adapter VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver Miniport
    Network Adapter Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
    Network Adapter VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver Miniport


    Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:41 PM

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  • What is the VHD size? The VHD gets expanded during boot if you use dynamic growing VHDs. In this case the host must have enough free space to handle the growing. The "VHD_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED" error is mostly caused by not having enough free HDD space.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Monday, April 16, 2012 9:46 PM
  • when i do it with the disk partition tool usually i put down 50 gigs expandable, when i have over 100 gigs left
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:06 AM
    1. The virtualization chip is enable ??
    2. Download & Update BIOS
    3. Boot whit other operative system and analize the phisical space.
    4. Defrag the hard disk

    Edwin Garzon

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:19 AM
  • 1. yes the virtual chip is enable, so idk if that's causing that to crash windows 8 or something. either that or I did install windows 8 clean on another computer, but tried installing the ATI radeon driver and that screwed everything up, so it could be the ati card in the other computer i'm trying to boot it up with, both of them being laptops with interegrated laptops

    2. its already updated

    3. tried analyzing with windows 7 and it seems to be the right configuration

    4. didn't try defraging laptop, but I don't know if that will help

    however i'm using the VHD from the virtual machine, and that runs with the virtual machine, but I want it to run at full power, so that's why I want to install it by VHD on the computer mentioned above because of the fact that windows 8 NEEDs dynamic hard drive support

    but idk how to customize the max the vhd can go or something

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 1:18 PM
  • D´aj:  Windows 8 Consumer Preview is only ULTIMATE.

    dudewithgames:

    Try to reinstall Windows 8 COP in another (90 GB) VHD in the same machine.
    Does not install the driver for the video card
    and write as you work

     


    Edwin Garzon

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 5:45 PM
  • OK.
    that same.
    the problem you have in Consumer Preview

    Edwin Garzon

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:13 PM
  • STOP! He doesn't want to use a VM! He want to do native VHD boot!

    But I think the issue is the dynamic disk. VHDs only seem to work an basic disks.I remember 1 user here in the forum whochj had the same issue with Windows 7/2008R2.

    Why do you use a dynamic disk instead of a basic?


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:38 AM
  • Drive dynamic in w7 / w8?... for lack of space!.
    The dynamic disk does not increase speed or performance.
    It is clear that they need native VHD boot.
    That is the reason for my answers!

    Edwin Garzon

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:44 AM
  • I talk about this:

    What are basic and dynamic disks?


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:48 AM
  • well only because when i tried partitioning my hard drive on my laptop it turned into dynamic
    Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:52 AM
  • wow  !

    change to Basic !!


    Edwin Garzon

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:53 AM
  • did yo use the Windows diskpart tool?

    Change it back to basic:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/26829-convert-dynamic-disk-basic-disk.html


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 11:01 AM
  • Recomendation:

    BackUp !!


    Edwin Garzon

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 11:03 AM
  • yes, this is also written in the guide in big red letters ;)

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 11:05 AM
  • well what i'll try to do is reset my laptop to factory settings, and try installing the VHD again using the dispart method *that with either the installer or the AIK* because i don't know if 8 will work on a dynamic disk 
    Friday, April 20, 2012 3:04 PM
  • an update on the situation, i've factory reset my PC, and when i try to install windows 8 by virtual machine, then porting it to the boot menu, i'm getting a verfication error
    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 4:34 PM
  •  then porting it to the boot menu, i'm getting a verfication error

    what is the complete error message?

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 5:35 PM
  • i've deleted windows 8 before i got a chance to read the error, but it had to do with a signature error, which i'm figuring i need to install windows 8 either the AIK way, or use the installer and the CMD to install it to the VHD
    Thursday, May 03, 2012 4:48 PM
  • With the DP I've use the WIM2VHD script to convert the Install.wim into a VHD:

    http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/wim2vhd/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=2603

    Run this in Windows 7 to get the VHD and next add the VHD to bootmenu. Mount the VHD with Diskmanagement MMC and run this command:

    bcdboot V:\Windows

    replace V: with the drive letter of the mounted VHD.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, May 03, 2012 6:50 PM
  • Windows 7 Home Premium does not support Boot from VHD. Its supported only in Ultimate.
    Friday, June 01, 2012 5:24 PM
  • je je je... the problema no is Home Premium, the problem is Windows 8

    Edwin Garzon

    Friday, June 01, 2012 5:41 PM