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Booting a virtual machine restored from Symantec Netbackup fails with the error: No operating system found (2021483)
- You are unable to boot a virtual machine restored from Symantec Netbackup.
- When you try to power on the restored virtual machine, you see the error:
No operating system found
- When you attach the restored .vmdk to another Windows virtual machine and view it under Disk Management (accessed by clicking Start > Run, and typing diskmgmt.msc), the disk needs to be initialized and shows as unallocated.
- The issue persists with a clean install of the guest OS.
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