Fatal could not read from the boot medium system halted

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Re: Fatal could not read from the boot medium system halted

Postby andyp73 » 8. May 2018, 09:48

PeterSamuel1 wrote:So it means data can be recovered or not?

In order to work this out, answering this request:

socratis wrote:But to be 100% sure, right-click on the VM. "Show in <whatever>". ZIP that .vbox file and attach it to your response (see the "Upload attachment" tab below the reply form).

would be a good place to start.

It is also worth remembering that this is a user to user forum. Any advice or help that you get here is given voluntarily and starting arguments or voice raising usually means people get ignored.

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Re: Fatal could not read from the boot medium system halted

Postby PeterSamuel1 » 8. May 2018, 09:52

I don't know which file I need to attach. If you are willing to help me, I can provide you my teamviewer. That VM is hidden away by specialist. So if I want to turn it on, I need to write in search bar "run" then "monitor" then VirtualBox opens and there is win10, I press start and then entering password.
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Re: Fatal could not read from the boot medium system halted

Postby socratis » 8. May 2018, 09:55

andyp73 wrote:right-click on the VM
andyp73 wrote:"Show in <whatever>"
andyp73 wrote:ZIP that .vbox file and attach it to your response

Which part you don't understand exactly? Look, I understand you may be under stress. But this is not a chat, this is not telephone support. You got to take your time to read the replies. TWICE. Go for a smoke or a walk if it helps you. But this is the 3rd time that these instructions are posted!!!

PS. The <whatever> is because I don't know your host. If it's Windows, then it's going to be "Show in Explorer". If it's OSX it's going to be "Show in Finder". If it's Linux, you better know...
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Re: Fatal could not read from the boot medium system halted

Postby andyp73 » 8. May 2018, 10:00

While we are at it, the VBox.log file might help us out too. In VirtualBox, select the guest in question, use Machine -> Show Log... and save the first VBox.log file.

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