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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 08, 2010
    I need a help with vmware fusion 3.0
    Good Evening,

    Last month I have installed vmware fusion 3.0 and after that, Windows XP. Everthing was ok but , suddenly, when I tried a boot, this message appeared to me:
    "Windows XP Professional.vmwarevm/Windows XP Professional.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on"

    I'm in trouble because I my outlook messages were in outlook.pst and I can't recover it.
    Every time I try do boot my Vmware snapshot, I receive this message:

    File absent or corrupted: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM.

    Can anybody help me?
    Thanks in advance
    Mauro Guimaraes

  2. #2

    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 15" Macbook Pro TB, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 6S, iPod Nano 7th Gen
    Did you do anything interesting the last time you had booted up the VM? Do any updates? Install anything new? Looks like something has either corrupted the Windows installation or the VMWare Fusion file was screwed up somehow..


  3. #3

    Member Since
    Aug 08, 2010
    I'm still in trouble...

    I was looking for a site like to look a football session, when i received the great "blue Window", and after that, i never could access my data anymore.

    I can access directories, mounting the vmware file with the option "Open with".
    This way, I can access some information but I need "recover" the installation. Is it possible?

    There are any tools to help me?
    Best regards

  4. #4

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    File absent or corrupted: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM.
    Unfortunately, that file is a part and makeup of the Windows XP registry. Which pretty much means that Windows XP will not be able to boot or startup.

    Do you by chance have a good backup snapshot of your Windows XP VM? Fusion will usually ask if you wish to make a backup. If you have a backup snapshot it's possible to recover from that. See the following Fusion KB article regarding snapshots. Perhaps it can offer some help. LINK


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    thedoc's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 10, 2010
    United Kingdom
    20" iMac 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo :: 13.3" MacBook 2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo
    If you can still access the directories then your Outlook PST file should be located here:
    C:\Documents and Settings\User Profile\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Archive.pst

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