VHD on eSATA => bad day
Last night I was working on a bit of SharePoint workflow. I had dusted of my 32-bit vm, and even though it was running under Windows 7 Virtual PC, it was doing fine. I had moved it to an external eSATA drive for better performance.
Anyways, shut that puppy down (not hibernate) and off to bed I went.
The next morning I fire her up again while I make coffee. I noticed the Win7 VPC bar kept restarting. I forced a turn-off and try again. This is what I get:
After hours of trying research and discovering way more than i wanted to about domain services, no fix I came across would work. SO I eventually abandoned it.
It would appear though that having it on an eSATA drive, and whatever (RAID) drivers that were installed because of that totally hosed my vhd.