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I have backed up my failing hard drive using a ddrescue Linux command to two partition files - p1 and p2 5GB and 90GB each.

Now, without saving this back to an actual disk - is there a way for me to boot my old computer virtually, using Virtual PC or Parallels or VMWare? How?

Thank you.

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Microsoft has a tutorial that you may find interesting:

How to create a Virtual PC hard disk image by using a backup disk image file

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Looks good, sir. I will definitely give this a try. – Fantomas Jan 23 '10 at 23:56

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