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Server on Physical HDD from dead server needs Converting into Virtual Machine

I have dead server wich need reviving, all i managed to retrieve is HDD, is there an easy way of converting this physical HDD into any virtual format that VMWare converter could use? So far i've used ...
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Why does my PC slow down to a crawl when VMware and ntoskrnl.exe is writing to a data drive?

My PC becomes almost unusable when writing to my data drive. The main suspect which exhibits this issue is VMware Player. The problem does not happen when I myself move files in Windows Explorer or do ...
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636 views

ESXi doesn't see hard drive(s)

Initially I tried to setup ESXi on RAID1, but it didn't see any Remote or Local hard drives during installation to choose from. Then I deleted the RAID1 configuration and removed one of the two hard ...
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51 views

VMware Automation very slow

My PC configuration is i7 3.4 GHZ, 32gb of RAM and With SATA 7200 RPM HDD .. My initial Plan was to automate 10 VM's on this machine , but when i am doing that VMware gets hanged. My Guest VM do not ...
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Write Activity to .vmem file even though the VM is suspended

I have a VMWare VM I have to use for certain tasks at work. For some reason while the VM is running or suspended something is doing massive (in terms of operations, not Bytes/s) I/O on its .vmem file, ...
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non-persistence in VMware Fusion

I am trying to configure a VMware VM to have a non-persistent disk. This is as simple as making the disk independent f the VM, and selecting the non-persisent option. How do I do this in VMWare ...
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504 views

VMware virtual HD performance with Truecrypt on the host - Use 2 GB chunks?

Configuration: I am using VMware on a laptop computer, which is truecrypted as a theft precaution. The VHDs are ceated as single growable files (i.e. not split in 2 GB chunks, no preallocation of ...
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If I have my VM on an SSD but my OS on a spin drive will I take a significant performance hit when using the VM?

I'm not a fan of cryptic question title's, but then I'm not too sure how to elaborate but here goes: We were planning on buying new PCs for our developers with 128GB SSD drives (the VM takes around ...
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How do I make a VMDK format virtual hard drive from a physical partition on a disk?

I have a 320 GB HDD, which actually only has an 80 GB NTFS format partition which was being used by a Windows 7 system ... I want to create a VMDK format clone of this partition, so that I can use it ...
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4k views

How to clone a HDD and then use the clone with VMware (so that Windows works!)?

I have a system on which Windows 7 is installed, and I am trying to make a clone of its HDD image, which I then want to use in my main PC with VMware, so that I can boot Windows 7 off the cloned HDD. ...
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How to mount a .vmdk VMWare virtual harddisk outside of the virtual machine

I've got the virtual harddisk (VMWare .vmdk file) of an old (crashed) virtual machine. How can I open this to extract files without booting from it or attaching it to a virtual machine? I know ...
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Which will give me better performance? Raid 0 with two 7200 RPM HDD's or one WD Velociraptor 10,000 RPM?

I will be using one of these configurations for my VMWare Workstation Development VM's (with the RAID setup I can probably get my games on there too). I will mostly be running a Win 7 VM with Visual ...
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3answers
3k views

Extensive use of HDD after VmWare Player virtual machine is closed

Each time I close virtual machine in VmWare Player I see extensive use of HDD in my system. Basically, whole system becomes unresponsive for about 5-7 minutes. Host system is Windows 7 Utimate x64 ...
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617 views

Adding drive “D” to a VMWare

I want my VMware workstation 6.5 to have a new hard drive named "D" ... Ok,I can add a second hard drive but for its naming because the letter "D" is assigned to the CD-Drive, so it strarts naming ...
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681 views

Do I dare clicking Delete Volume instead of Delete Partition?

I have a VMWare machine with one VM. That VM has a virtual disk which in windows is configured with two partitions and then a lot of slack space. What I want to do is delete the partition of 639 GB. ...
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1answer
495 views

How do I restore the operating system using Acronis?

I have made a backup using Acronis 2010. And I've tested it on vmware. And I'm having problems booting up the dual boot vm. After restoring from the .tib file. What do I do?What other software that ...
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2answers
1k views

Why is Hard Disk Access Slow Through a Virtual Machine?

Why is throughput to an external hard drive from a virtual machine much slower than through the host? Access is generally 30MB/sec from the host and 4MB/sec frm the client. Is this normal?
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350 views

Preparing a new physical system with VMWare

I need to create a new installation of Windows, but at the same time I need this computer. So I decided to create a new physical disk from within VMWare, install windows/drivers/software and then just ...
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295 views

Hardware HDD vs. VMWare Virtual HDD [closed]

I'm working on a kernel 2.4-based OS that normally runs on hardware, but now we're porting it to VMWare. I'm having trouble with access to the hard disk. There are no problems running on hardware, ...
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616 views

Is there a way to prevent Windows from taking control of a hard drive?

I own a copy of SpinRite, a hard drive recovery and maintenance utility, that can't run under Windows because it requires such low-level access to the drive. Typically, you create a boot disc that ...