We are attempting to help someone with an old Windows 2008 R2 server that was failing after a lightning storm.
It would still boot, so the plan was to convert the 2008 to a VM on a 2019 HyperV machine, then install a new 2019 VM, join it to the 2008 domain, then transfer active directory and everything over.
We used Starwinds converter, which has proven successful for us in the past. The P2V conversion said it was successful, but the 2008 VM will not boot, but at least we got the data (the drives in the 2008 server have since completely failed).
I believe it will not boot b/c this server was setup with the crappy Software RAID1 in a Dell T320 (S100 onboard RAID). We have booted it into repair mode and successfully ran chkdsk /f /r, but still cannot get it going.
Any suggestions on repairing the boot functionality of the 2008 VM? I'm thinking it needs something along the lines of BCDEdit, etc.... but still not sure anything will work due to it possibly looking for the RAID information on the Dell S100...?