I am trying to convert my Bootcamped Windows 7 partition to a VM using VMWare's vCenter software. The idea being to move the VM to an external drive and reclaim the bootcamp partition.
The conversion progresses till 98% and fails with two warning and one error message
Warning 1: Unable to update boot.ini on the destination machine's system volume.
Warning 2: Unable to update drive letters for the destination volume layout
Error : An error occurred during reconfiguration
I tried thrice but no avail. Any help is appreciated.
Other bits of information that might be relevant:
I tried to load the bootcamped partition directly from OSX using VMWare Fusion 3 and it failed. Goes into an infinite loop of 'Starting Windows'->'BSOD'->Repeat. This was before I made my first attempt at using the converter.
When initiating the conversion VMWare shows three available partition, one is the BOOTCAMPED partition, other is the OSX partition and third one is a mysterious 200 Mb partition that isn't visible anywhere else.
I really don't want to build my Windows 7 machine from scratch again, but if this doesn't work I'll have to do so.