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I think I may be experiencing that horrible moment when the backup fails. Somewhere hiding on this VHD is an SQL database I need to extract. This is from a Windows backup, not a virtual machine. I'm totally stumped. What can I do with a vhd I can't even mount anywhere?

Diskpart has referenced an object which is not up-to-date

The operation failed to complete because the Disk Management console view is not up-to-date.

WinImage: Error reading file

The other VHDs from different partitions load up fine...

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This is not the correct or proper solution, but it will get you your SQL database.

Download 7-zip and after installing it, open the vhd using it, you will be able to extract any file you want from the vhd then.

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It may not be correct or proper, but it is awesome. Worked like an absolute charm. Looks like there was very little file corruption even. It's interesting that I didn't run across this solution at TechNet or anywhere else. – Tanner Faulkner Jul 27 '12 at 13:58

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