Sorry for disturbing you too much..........
As you said earlier that 'Hibernate' does not work if booting from 'Microsoft Native VHD'. But what if we boot Windows within; from 'Raw Hard Disk Image' or 'Raw Partition Image' either via 'EasyBCD NeoSmart Bootloader' or 'Grub4dos' ?
Can you please tell me how to create 'Raw Hard Disk Image' and 'Raw Partition Image'. I don't know about how to create these Raw Images. Actually till now I was using either your 'WinNTSetup v3.7' or 'Bootice v1.33' in order to create VHD Images but none of them allow to create Raw Images........
So please suggest me a good tool/method in order to create 'Raw Hard Disk Image' and 'Raw Partition Image'.
Sorry once again for my stupid questions......
Thanks in Advance....
Maybe I can help you out.
Hibernating from anything except the physical hard drive isn't exactly impossible, however with Windows there is no way for to happen. This is due to how hibernating and Windows works.
Hiberating a computer is the equivalent of taking everything on the system's RAM and saving it to a file on the hard drive. When you resume from hibernate, this file must be completely loaded into RAM at a very early stage in the boot process.
So early in fact, that the computer doesn't have any understanding of VHD files or how to access them. It can only read a whole file from disk into memory. (it reams the hibernate file). It isn't possible with raw disk images either becuase Windows has no way of knowing where the hibernate file resides when you boot from what is initially the same general concept as VHD boot.
Normal sleep, or Suspend-to-RAM should work just fine on any kind of boot however.
As for creating a raw disk image, a VHD (not sure about VHDX) can be stripped of its VHD header and become a raw disk image. Though it will probably not boot, if you set up Windows to VHD boot on the OS from within the image, and then tried to boot it as a raw disk image after stripping the header.
The other way to create a raw disk image is to create a byte-for-byte image of a hard disk, by directly reading the partition to a file. This can be easily accomplished from OS X by using the 'dd' command as the root user, and copying the partition you want to make into a raw image to a file residing on a partition which grub4dos can access (not HFS+)
For your needs, coupled with your level of technical expertise, I'd say you'd want to stay away from raw disk images. Try perhaps, a virtual machine. If you must boot natively, then I'd stick with the current VHD boot situation you've set up.