Virtual Machine created from disk export fails to boot with a BSOD error - x360Recover

Written By Tami Sutcliffe (Super Administrator)

Updated at August 17th, 2021

Issue:

Export VM - First Boot is a Blue Screen

Symptom:

After exporting a backup of a physical machine to a VM format (vmdk, vdi, vhd or raw) and configuring your new Virtual Machine, you get a Blue Sceen on boot.

Cause:

This occurs because the proper hard drive type is not selected for the exported hard drive format.  x360Recover uses a generic IDE controller to be compatible with all VM formats.

Resolution:

When creating the Virtual Machine definition on the hypervisor, ensure that you select 'IDE' as the type of storage controller rather than 'SCSI'.

Alternatively, boot the system from the x360Recover Recovery Toolkit, and use the Driver Injector to install the correct storage controller drivers into the Virtual Machine image.