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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I converted a windows 7 machine from physical to virtual using virtual machine converter 3.1 but it is showing a black screen with a blinking cursor when I start it.

    Any Suggestions?

    Thanks.

    Saturday, December 30, 2017 10:11 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    Firstly, please make sure that you followed the procedures in the article below.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn874008%28v=ws.11%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    In addition, please check the Hardware settings for the VM from the Hyper-V Manger. Please make sure the hard drive is attached correctly. Also, please check the Firmware for the VM, and make sure the Boot Order is set correctly.

    By the way, what's the OS edition, on which the Hyper-V is runing, Windows 10, Windows 2012R2 or Windows 2016?

    Best regards,

    Andy Liu


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    Monday, January 1, 2018 5:22 AM
  • Windows 2012 DataCenter R2.
    Monday, January 1, 2018 7:04 AM
  • Hello,

    It looks like that the VM doesn't boot from the virtual disk successfully.

    Please view the following note, and make sure you followed it during converting to VM. 

    Best regards,

    Andy Liu


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    Tuesday, January 2, 2018 8:09 AM