A client sent me a post-sysprep image to turn into a VM. When I ghost this image onto a physical PC, it runs fine. When I try ghosting this image onto a VM, it makes it past the "Starting Windows" screen and moves to a screen that says "Setup is starting services". After about 30 seconds on this screen, it loops back to the BIOS and begins again. When I try it in Safe Mode, it gets passed the page where everything loads, moves to the "Setup is starting services" page, then pops-up a dialog box saying "Windows can not complete installation in Safe Mode. To continue installing Windows reset the computer." When I take the hard drive from the physical computer and try using it as the storage for a VM, it loops the same way, but I don't think it makes it to the "Setup is starting services" screen.
I have tried installing a clean Windows on a VM, which works well, as using the hard drive from a computer running a clean install as the VM's storage, which also boots up without a problem.
The image is from a large enterprise with a wonderful IT team, so I don't think there's something inherently wrong with it. (Though clearly something the VM doesn't like)
I'm using KVM on CentOS to make/run the VMs.
I think I'm way out of my league here ~ Help!! - Natalie
Edited by technista, 05 May 2012 - 12:48 PM.