Cannot attach XP Mode media to VirtualBox

epluther
epluther used Ask the Experts™
on
Cannot attach VHD (from XP Mode to VirtualBox.

Parent medium with UUID {fabc695f-b128-4e64-b8ee-4cfb13a024e1} of the medium 'C:xxx.vhd' is not found in the media registry ('C:xxx\.VirtualBox\VirtualBox.xml').
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
Fellow 2018
Expert of the Year 2017

Commented:
Have you thought about just downloading an ISO from here, and installing your own XP VM, 32 bit and 64 bit available.

https://isoriver.com/windows-xp-iso-download/

Probably much quicker than trying to work out what the issue is here ?
I can only tell you it works for sure. Using it on a daily basis.

It seems the path is wrong. Maybe a missing backslash ? After :

Use the gui rather than edit the xml file. It works without hassle or specific tuning.

An easy way to overcome ssl limitations for web sites is to install ucweb browser. Use the windowsce version. It will install on xp without complaints.

Author

Commented:
Thank you for the replies.

I need to use that specific vhd because of the programs, which are installed in there.
Peter HutchisonSenior Network Systems Specialist

Commented:
1. Load up virtual box
2. Select File, Virtual Media Manager
3.Remove/add the Windows XP VHD file.
4. Click Close
5. Open properties of the Windows XP VM
6. Select storage
7. Add the VHD file to an existing controller (try IDE rather than SATA).
8. Click OK

Author

Commented:
Hi,
Peter, that's what i did - of course.
But when i do that, i receive the error, i posted.
Are you sure the paths are set properly in vbox settings ? Seems c: vs c:\ was used and messes things up
Peter HutchisonSenior Network Systems Specialist

Commented:
Where is the VHD file located, try moving the VHD file elsewhere, such as a folder on D: drive or in a different folder in your home folder... and readd it to Virtual Box.

Author

Commented:
I tried it already from different locations.
Have you checked virtualbox has access to that file ?

Have you tried renaming the file ? The virtual media manager does not like reusing names.

Author

Commented:
Yes i did - for reasons of name length.

Author

Commented:
Hello everyone,

i thank you for your replies.

My customer decided that h doesn't need the things in the xp mode environment after retrieving the data.
The case can be closed.
Commented:
My customer decided, that he doesn't need the program in the xp mode environment after retrieving the data.

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial