virtualbox not accepting hardisk image.

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virtualbox not accepting hardisk image.

Postby dishiestquill » 18. Sep 2011, 01:09

hello,

I've ram into some problems some days ago when creating a couple raid arrays on my pc.
Long story short, i was very tired and wanted to be fast. So i accidently erased my C drive.
Resulted in about 2tb of data loss and the need to reinstall my os.
With recovery software i managed to get all my important data back though...

Anyway, i recovered my vm's harddrive images and i tried to recreate them but virtualbox is not accepting these.
I'm getting the following error

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Failed to open a session for the virtual machine bits.

No error info.

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: ProgressProxy
Interface: IProgress {c20238e4-3221-4d3f-8891-81ce92d9f913}



Is this a known problem or is this because of the recovery thing i did?

My host OS is win7 x64 vm's are all xp.
I downlaoded the latest virtualbox version today but i dont think it was the same version as i used in my previous os.

Thanks in advance
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Re: virtualbox not accepting hardisk image.

Postby Sasquatch » 18. Sep 2011, 14:31

If you disconnect the VDI, does the VM start? If it does, then it has problems reading the VDI. Recovering data does not always produce 100% proper files and it would seem that a few bit of the VDI are not right, thus you get this error. I hope you didn't have anything important on it, because the VDI is pretty much useless. As a last option you can try CloneVDI (see the sticky here) to clone the VDI to a new one. Maybe that gives you something that works.
The VB version shouldn't matter, older images work just fine on newer releases.
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Re: virtualbox not accepting hardisk image.

Postby dishiestquill » 18. Sep 2011, 23:29

Hi,

Thanks for your reply! Your app worked, Thanks!
I managed to create a new vm using the existing, new/copied hd and it worked.

Thanks allot!
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