Windows Corruption and Recovery?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by drgarp, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. drgarp macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    All, I'm having a lot of problems at the moment. I was, key word is WAS, running windows XP (home) on my mac using VMWare Fusion. I tried to resume the OS tonight and I got a corruption.The first issue required me to replace the default, sam, security, software, and system files. Then when I sent to reboot I got a corruption of vgaoem.fon

    So I followed another article and replaced that. Now when I reboot I get the "blue screen of death" and the system offers to let me boot in safe mode, which just causes it to reboot again. Now I am really stuck. If nothing else all I really want is my data off out of the VMWare file. Does any one have any recommendations?

    Anything would be much appreciated!

  2. stomer macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    You could create a new VM, install windows, then attached your old virtual disk to your new VM. Then grab all of the data that you need.

    I guess you didn't make any snapshots?
  3. drgarp thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    Mounting virtual disk...

    Sorry to ask a potentially dumb question, but it's not clear to me how to mount the old image... I'm afraid I did not do any snapshots... I will, obviously, never do that again!



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