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Virtual PC 6.1.1 hangs after mac is idle for more than 30 minutes.

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Hello, I have a Powerbook G4 1.2 GHZ and 512 MB RAM.  I was running VPC 6 with win98.  After being idle for more than 30 minutes the program would be frozen, everything else would work, excel on mac, word, anything, no problem, just the VPC frozen solid, I have to force app shutdown.  I thought maybe win98 prob.  Upgraded to VPC 6.1.1 and installed another PC with Win XP.  Runs much slower and problem persists.  Last night i was working with Win xp, went to sleep and in the morning, FROZEN.  Updated WIN XP with all the critical upgrades, and I'm stumped...  Thanks for the help..
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by:weed
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So is it windows that has actually locked up, or the VPC app itself? What OS is the mac running?
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It's the VPC app itself, can't even use the toolbar.  It's OSX, i don't know the version, sorry.
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Look in About This Mac in the upper right corner to find the OS X version.
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version is 10.2.8
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by:weed
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Hmm, that's an older version. Any chance you could jump to 10.3.4 to be current?
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Sounds like a power option of some sort.  Screensaver, or Power Options control panel.  See what's set to kick off in 30 minutes (screensaver, hard drive sleep, monitor sleep, machine standby/sleep, etc.).

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Thanks dave, it wasn't the mac os or the VPC, windows settings were causing a lockup, it was trying to shutdown the hard drive after 30 minutes..  thanks for the advice..
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