Well I am beginning to hate computers again. For NO GOOD REASON the XP mode appears to have crashed upon installation of the automatic updates. It wouldn't shut down virtual machine and won't restart other than a menu telling me the virtual machine failed to start and asking to retry or continue....I hit continue and a small black screen appears and that's it. I see no option to restore to a previous date . Grasping at straws I restored the normal mode to a previous date and it didn't help. Good grief.
I have learned never try to install optional updates in XP mode just stay with the critical updates which I did. This is a windows anytime upgrade to XP mode machine, if that makes any difference and I think it does.
There has to be a way I can restore the virtual machine to a previous date.
Any help would be appreciated.