Xp mode installed fine but not working

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by magnus33, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. magnus33

    magnus33 MDL Member

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    Xp mode install perfectly in windows 7 ultimate 64bit.

    No errors at all and all directions fellowed such as they are.

    Problem is other then brief hard drive activity nothing else happens when i try to use xpmode.

    No errors nothing.

    M3N HT-Deluxe
    4 gigs
    two 8600 gt nvida cards
    Virtualization turned on in bio's

    Whats missing here?
     
  2. tum0r

    tum0r MDL Novice

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    I'm having a similar problem. I can install xp mode just fine, but it only works on first run. I can't ever get it open again. The virtual PC and XP mode icons are missing from the Window Virtual PC startup folder.

    Here's what I think is happening:

    I upgraded from vista with Virtual PC 2007 already installed. After getting the error message "Virtual PC cannot run on this version of Windows", I uninstalled with a third party uninstaller, wiping out necessary OS components for XP Mode (more importantly, Virtual PC, to run).

    I'm still trying to find a solution, I think I'm going to try a repair from my 7 install disc. I'll let you know if it works.....
     
  3. magnus33

    magnus33 MDL Member

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    #3 magnus33, Nov 15, 2009
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    Tried a clean install twice and its still the same.

    Odd issue since there are no errors happening.

    Iam beginning to think this is bio's related.
     
  4. tum0r

    tum0r MDL Novice

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    The repair from disc option is a no go, I'm gonna tear the wims apart and figure out what files i'm missing. I have a thread open on the technet forums, but haven't gotten any good tips yet.
     
  5. tum0r

    tum0r MDL Novice

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    Turns out, I was only missing the start menu shortcuts. Those were easy to put back in. Hope this helps somebody.