How to copy physical drive to VHD file

I am going to describe two possible methods to copy an entire physical disk drive to a Microsoft Virtual Hard Drive VHD file using Symantec Ghost. The method to choose depends whether you may remove source physical drive and plug it in another computer for the purpose of copying, or not.
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How to convert GHO to VHD file

I am going to describe a quick way to convert Symantec’s Ghost GHO file to Microsoft Virtual Hard Drive VHD file. The process will not require a setup of a virtual machine. You’ll need:

  • The VHDMount utility, which is distributed as a part of Microsoft Virtual Server but can be installed seperately.
  • The GHOST32 utility, which is a part of Symantec Ghost installation.

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