I had a problem with an HD that was not in a Healthy State I was able to make a backup in time with Acronis Image Home. The backup was partial, the original Disk had 4 partition (3 primary, bootable partitions and a logical only Data partition), the was a bootmanager to boot respectively Windows 7(1), Windows Vista(2), WindowsXP(3). I made a backup of only W7 partition and the DATA partition.
I didn't need the old Vista and WinxP drives, and that's why I made partial backup, not disk backup.
I want to virtualize the old machine. Using VMware vCenter Converter I wasn't able to convert the tib file, it gave error, probably because that was only a partial backup of first and last partition.
So I chose to follow a different path, I mounted the TIB file, which mounted the two partitions as separate disks, then using EASE Backup, I made a backup of the first(Window 7) partition and converted the image to VMDK.
Now I've created a Workstation 9 VMX(Using VMWARE Trial), which asked me to convert the VMDK to 9.0 version (I said NO). I will convert the data partition later.
Powering ON the Virtual Machine It booted to the boot manager, but obviously it doesn't work, whatever boot option I choose I get this error:
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
If I remember well using VMware converter, the software takes care of the machine conversion including controller drivers used when the machine was installed on the real hardware.
Now I need to solve this problem, and I need advices to make all steps safe and working without any troubles.
For sure Boot sectors and partition table must be updated to reflect a disk with only a partition, and also need to solve the problem of all the drivers installed in the system that could give problem.
I've Windows 7 Install DVD and can try to use some utils to fix it but never made this so I need guidance.
Used W7 Install Disk and repaired Boot, removing all other partition, now the system starts to load but I get a BSOD...