How to Fix a Corrupted Hyper-V VHD File RRS feed

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  • Thanks for sharing Vincent

    Nirmal Madhawa Thewarathanthri

    Monday, February 27, 2012 7:39 AM
  • Thanks Vincent. This is very useful information.

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    Monday, February 27, 2012 7:47 AM
  • I also have been using the Oracle VM VirtualBox in order to open unbootable vhd files.

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    Thursday, March 1, 2012 10:21 PM
  • Thanks for useful information

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    Monday, March 19, 2012 1:05 PM
  • Thought I'd share this with the world as I've just had the weekend from hell, I threw everything but the kitchen sink at a corrupted VHD.

    The tool that cam to my rescue was Partition Guru - it's now under the umbrella of Eassos - http://www.eassos.com/

    You can download the trial for free to see if it works, then when it dangles your filenames tantalisingly in front of your eyes you then have to go to the site and pay $69 (£48) for the licence key - a small price to pay in this case, and I have a tool for future use.

    It recovered everything, including my sanity.

    Monday, May 21, 2012 9:29 AM
  • thanks Mr Derby
    Friday, August 17, 2012 2:51 AM
  • Thanks for useful information!
    Tuesday, September 4, 2012 1:36 PM
  • thanks
    Monday, October 22, 2012 2:56 AM
  • Thanks for the info. I 've used the VHD tool in the past, and found it to be very useful. 



    Monday, November 19, 2012 3:38 PM
  • thanks man..

    but hyperV console disk manager has the same features to do this work ..

    Thanks Ajay Singh MCITP Exchange2010, IBM Tivoli, HP DPS, symantec

    Monday, December 10, 2012 2:49 PM
  • thanks all of you for good idea.
    Monday, December 31, 2012 9:56 AM
  • Corrupted VHD files can be repaired with the help of Kernel for VHD tool, Using this tool one efficiently repair corrupted VHD files corrupted due to various reasons like viruses or interruption during backup process. 
    Thursday, January 3, 2013 9:44 AM
  • There's a tidbit in that article that made me <facepalm>...  The bit about mounting the vhd to the host to run the chkdsk...  I have wasted so much time mounting vhd's to other vms to extend partitions (pre-2008).  Thanks for the most useful thing I have learned today so far.
    Friday, March 8, 2013 6:14 PM
  • Very nice post, I would also recommend to upgrade to Windows Server 2012 and convert your virtual disks from VHD to VHDX. VHDX disks comes with a nice corruption protection just out of the box.
    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 2:06 PM
  • Let me second this one.  Just had a corrupted VHD last week and Kernel for VHD came through.  Very inexpensive as well--$200.
    Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:05 PM
  • thanks for the article

    Now we need to find a way to prevent virtual disk corruption in the first place.

    Unfortunately it's still happening too often and it's puzzling me why...


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    Saturday, October 5, 2013 9:31 AM
  • Use Hyper-V VHD recovery tool to repair corrupt VHD file and rescue data easily. Its features are easy to understand; due to this the VHD recovery becomes simpler. In past before using this tool, I tried many products to repair the corruption errors of my vhd file. But unfortunately they all are failed. Then I searched this application. It really helped me restore formatted VHD file data without any fault or data loss issue. I got this tool over here: http://www.vhdrecovery.com/hyperv-recovery/
    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 5:36 AM
  • Having this feature in Windows eradicates the need to rely on third-party software to perform virtualization. Apart from the intended use of VHD files to act as a virtual hard disk of virtual machines, they can also be used for storage and backup. The advantage of having this format is the ease with which you can create the backup on a different hard disk (virtual) of the same machine with the option of portability.

    Read More or tech support: http://www.filesrecoverytools.com/vhd-data-recovery.html

    Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:46 AM
  • VHD Data Recovery Software which provides advanced and highly effective for quick solution to recover data from corrupt VHD. Download free version to recover lost VHD files click http://vhdrepair.blogspot.in
    Friday, October 3, 2014 5:55 PM
  • I had a light bulb moment.

    Read a whole lot of PFN_LIST_CORRUPT forums. My one Hyper-V server crashed last week Tuesday night with a similar one. We got it up but loading/upgrading to Server 2016 and importing all the Hyper-V VMs back into the server.

    I have one VM displaying this error that could not be imported like the others. Been rebooting and trying to get into safemode. Then the lightbulb moment.

    I disconnected the second VHDX from the Hyper-V settings, booted the server, shutdown and added the second drive as an IDE and voila, server back up again.

    Kind Regards Jaco Smit

    Monday, July 17, 2017 1:48 PM
  • If you have corrupted VMDK files then take the help of this VMDK Recovery Software which can easily help you retrieve corrupted your VMDK files without using the snapshots. There is a high risk of loss of VMDK data by the manual process but with the help of VMDK Recovery Utility, it is safe to recover the data of VMDK files without loss of data.

    Friday, June 15, 2018 10:30 AM