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Virtual Pc keeps shutting down

Posted on 2011-02-24
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I have a windows 7 64 bit machine that I have installed windows virtual pc

The windows virtual pc is running windows xp pro sp3

After a few minutes of non-activity it will start shutting down by itself

I checked the event viewer and didn't see any entries related to why it is doing this

Any one have any ideas?
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Question by:johnnyg123
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by:Jackie Man
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Pls post the specification of your computer- software and hardware.
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Mattrw earned 2000 total points
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Hello,

Check scheduled tasks and also do a virus scan and malware scan.  Is there a hotfix recently installed and failed?  Is there enough disk space and RAM?  Have you tried cancelling the shutdown in a command prompt:  C:\Shutdown -a
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by:johnnyg123
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Host computer is a dell precision 690 with xeon e5335 processor with  8GB of ram


I virtual pc is running windows xp pro with sp3

I gave it 1.5 gb of memory and  60 gb hard drive space of which 30 gb is still free
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by:johnnyg123
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checked scheduled tasks and there are none

not sure about reference to cancelling shutdown.  do you mean this will prevent shutdowns?
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by:johnnyg123
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I manually ran windows updates and it looks like it is ok now
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