Virtual machine boots into BSOD
Posted on 2014-09-20
I have a new notebook computer with Windows 7 64-bit. I prefer to use other operating systems, so I created a vmx file from the physical disc in my old laptop. It has 3 operating systems: two of them are Windows XP Professional and one is Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. VMWare Converter was used to create the vmx file, which contains three volumes with these operating systems. Using VMPlayer, all of the systems boot into a BSOD with STOP: 0x00000007B.
I have never used a virtual machine before, and feel awkward trying to work with it. I can't even seem to select "safe mode" during the reboot process. The keyboard and mouse seem to have no effect on the boot menu. At any rate, I'd appreciate some guidance on how to remedy the BSOD.