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Create disk image or "see" virtual machine from OSX

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I installed Fusion and WinXP SP2 on my Mac/Leopard a few months ago, and everything has run just fine. A couple days ago, I ran Windows Update, where several SP2 security updates loaded and forced a re-boot. The Mac went to sleep during the reboot process, and now Windows will not boot properly. I get a black screen, and no keystrokes are recognized. No command prompt appears in any safe-mode reboot, as well.

I've been told that either within OSX or VMWare there's a way to create a disk image of the virtual machine. My goal is to be able to "see" the Windows file directories from the Mac side, so I can copy my data files to the Mac desktop, and just re-install Windows. Does anyone know how to do this?

Or, is there a way that I can see this virtual machine in Finder (or somewhere else in OSX), that I can't seem to find? I'm still new in the Mac world.

Thanks!
MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.5), VMWare Fusion 1.1.2; Win XP SP2
  • Andbrowny Level 4 Level 4 (1,610 points)
    Hi Katamoran, welcome to discussions. Have you tried to create another virtual machine using the same HD? Also have you tried booting from cd either WINXP installor linux live cd like discussed here?
    Cheers
    iBookG4 ; MacBook ; MacBook Pro ; Mac Pro ; XServe ;, Mac OS X (10.5.5), OSX Server ; .local AD ; WINXP/Vista via Parallels Mac OS X 10.5.x/10.4.x

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