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I have just took a back up of my windows PC, in the backup folder I can see a VHD file, I thought to run this with VirtualBox, but I the boot failure message. I suspect there is not boot information in the partition, if this is correct is there anyway to boot this file via VirtualBox.

Sorry, I have very min. knowledge about virtualization.

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    You can fix it with Startup Repair. Mark the partition active and then let startup repair do its thing. Oct 27 '12 at 8:14
  • I want it to get booted in VirtualBox, will startup repair work in this scenario.... Oct 28 '12 at 4:56
  • It should. Startup repair should work in a virtual machine the same way it works on a physical machine. Oct 28 '12 at 6:30
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Enable EFI:

Settings -> System -> Motherboard

OR

vboxmanage modifyvm vmname --firmware efi

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    Great answer, that helped me setting up the free virtual machines for testing Edge browser from microsoft site
    – kabomi
    May 23 '18 at 13:33
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    @kabomi Me too! It's a great answer.
    – Davorin
    Jun 8 '18 at 17:50

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