Enable detect HAL on a 2008 R2 VHD image


To enable detect HAL on a VHD file:

  • Attach the image and assign it a drive letter e.g. R:

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  • Run “BCDEDIT /STORE R:\BOOT\BCD /SET {default} DETECTHAL ON” from a command prompt

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  • Detach the image

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  • Done

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  1. anonymouscommenter says:

    Hi Martin

    Very useful post!

    Is there a way to trigger the re-discovery of the HDD controllers too?

  2. anonymouscommenter says:

    FYI for anyone having problems running bcdedit, needs to be run from elevated command line

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