Today I created a clone from a VM that was running. After the clone was completed I disconnected the network card an booted the VM. No problem everything worked. I needed this Cloned VM for a test domain so I syspreped the VM. After booting the VM an error is shown “autochk program not found” after the error a BSOD is shown and the VM reboots.
I started googling and found the solution in the VMware Community pages, see: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/288439?start=15&tstart=0
The sollutions is simpel, boot the VM from the Windows 2008R2 DVD and go the command prompt. Type the following commands.
select volume 1
attributes volume clear nodefaultdriveletter
Reboot the VM and now the SYSPREP continues.
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