I got an error “Operation on file .vmdk failed.” when i tried to boot up my virtual WinXP machine in VMware Workstation.
Here the things I tried:
a) Repaired the vmdk file –> Basic VMDK-repair know-how
b) Converted to .vhd file –> VMDK(VMWare) to VHD Converter
c) Opened the .vhd file –> Windows Virtual PC
d) Converted the .vhd file back to .vmdk file –> How to convert VHD to VMDK partition types (Convert format to VMDK)
After days of finding the solution. I figured out the simple answer is using Winimage 8.50 and open the .vmdk file to recover all your precious data.