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Probably due to lack of space of hard disk my Win7 Virtual Machine does not starts (Failed to start virtual machine)

The .vbox file seems to be corrupted (not closed tags):

Here's the log file:

After closing the tags and creating new virtual machine with the old Win7 image Windows does not boots up.

How to fix this and restore the date I have on that machine?

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Seems like your hard disk image is missing (or corrupted):

00:00:03.259 Guest Log: BIOS: Boot from Floppy 0 failed
00:00:03.259 Guest Log: BIOS: CDROM boot failure code : 0002
00:00:03.260 Guest Log: BIOS: Boot from CD-ROM failed
00:00:03.260 Guest Log: BIOS: Boot from Hard Disk 0 failed
00:00:03.260 Guest Log: BIOS: Booting from LAN...
00:00:03.583 Guest Log: BIOS: Boot from LAN failed
00:00:03.584 Guest Log: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.
00:00:15.433 Changing the VM state from 'RUNNING' to 'SUSPENDING'.
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Any ideas how to fix this? – takeshin May 28 '12 at 13:25
Sorry, have no idea. According to the logs, VM does not have associated drive at all. – Andrejs Cainikovs May 28 '12 at 16:25
when I close the tags in .vbox file, the machine is trying to boot up, but it does not see the operating system. – takeshin May 29 '12 at 8:33
Please elaborate what do you mean by tags. – Andrejs Cainikovs May 29 '12 at 11:17
the .vbox xml is not complete, some tags are not closed. I just close the missing ones, without adding any other options. – takeshin Jun 1 '12 at 13:41

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