[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 55
  • Last Modified:

Windows XP in VirtualBox

I have used the VMWare Converter to convert a physical XP machine into a VM so it can be used on a Windows 7 host. I have VirtualBox installed and am planning on using that as my hypervisor but am having some issues. When I try to boot the XP VM the machine freezes at before Windows loads and when I try with the i/O APIC on it has a BSOD about the HDD or HDD adapter having been changed. I have been able to get this to work with other machines in the past but am having no luck on this one. Any ideas on what to try?
0
PIMSupport
Asked:
PIMSupport
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • +1
3 Solutions
 
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try using VMware Player to run the machine. Does that work?  That is, did the original conversion work? and is the machine workable?
0
 
PIMSupportAuthor Commented:
John, I just tried that and it is bluescreening also in VMWare Player
0
 
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So either the physical XP machine is bad, or the conversion went bad or both.
0
Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What storage controller is present in the VM settings ?
0
 
PIMSupportAuthor Commented:
Andrew, the only controller present is IDE. I'm trying another conversion with SCSI as the controller type.
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The original PC, is it IDE or SCSI.

what is the BSOD ? Stop number ?
0
 
Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Anytime I have tried to virtualize an XP machine I have had to either generalize the hardware (which I vaguely remember entailed removing everything you could in device manager) first, or do a repair install afterwards.
0
 
PIMSupportAuthor Commented:
0X00000007B is the stop number. The original has a SATA HDD in it
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, that is a storage controller fault, the storage controller in the OS (Image) does not match the hardware.
0
 
Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
A repair install would be the best method to fix this...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/instxprepair1.htm

If you can find it, and still have the original machine, vmware converter 3.3 does a better job of importing XP machines
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you require any further assistance from Experts, to close and select an Answer in this question?

Otherwise I will close it.

Andrew Hancock
VMware Topic Advisor
0
 
Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
My answer will work if the poster ever tries it.
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • +1
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now