For days I played with DiskPart and BCDEdit.
Then I found:
This gave me a direction, but didn't solve my issue. Playing with additional services I came up with the final steps here:
1.Mount the Win7 DVD in VMware Player and boot to it.
2.At the first screen (Language Selection), hit Shift-F10 for a command prompt.
4.Load the system hive from the VM's disk:
2.File > Load Hive
3.Select < c: > \Windows\System32\config\system
4.Regedit will ask for a Key name: Name it something like "asdf"
6.Change the data for value "Start" from "3" to "0".
6a.Also repeat for: HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet001/Services/
Aliide = 3
Atapi = 0
Cmdide = 3
iaStorV = 3
intelide = 0
msahci = 3
pciide = 3
viaide = 3
7.File > Unload Hive.
9.Reboot the VM.
Voila! Hear the angles sing!