VMware fusion preprocessing failed on my Win7 install

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by VirtualRain, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    I have Windows 7 running on a separate disk on my Mac Pro.

    A Bootcamp drive and System Reserved drive mount in OSX.

    Fusion fails to preprocess the bootcamp partion... and it fails to start.

    Any suggestions on how to get this working?
     

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  2. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

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  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    And it boots OK natively into Windows if you restart using the BootCamp drive?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

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    Correct. I wonder if it's the fact that when you install Windows 7 on a stand-alone drive, it creates a 100MB "System Reserved" partition (normally hidden I believe) that is used to start the OS, along with the normal partition that is your C drive with the Windows directory etc. Perhaps Fusion is not able to support this partitioning scheme that Win 7 creates?
     
  5. chrisemersonnc macrumors newbie

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    Any news/solutions on this?

    Any news/solutions on this?

    I'm in the same boat! preprocessing fails and Windows always goes to the startup recovery menu when trying to boot via VMWare fusion! :(
     

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