I'm going to leave out tons of related info that I hope isn't relevant to keep this lean - feel free to ask for detail.
My host is a Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 (not R2). Last February we had created a snapshot on a virtual machine and then deleted it. About a month later we created another snapshot and deleted it as well. In the Hyper-V manager the virtual machine was not showing any Snapshots. We then deleted the Virtual Machine in preparation to move it to another host (not a good plan, but there you go).
After moving the vhd, we realized the machine was oddly out of date so we went back to the original host and discovered that the vhd had the February date from the first snapshot. We then found that a snapshot had evidently still been in play (although we're pretty sure it didn't show up in Hyper-V Manager).
So now we have the Feb vhd file and the current avhd file, but can't figure out how to get this virtual machine back up and running anywhere. We've found some articles that give approaches, but none of them seem to fit our circumstances and we've run into roadblocks with all of them.
So is there a correct path to recovery here?