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Windows 7: VirtualBox XP - No bootable medium found running in Win7

23 May 2014   #11
Kari

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I suspect that being also because of faulty install media but I do not know for sure.

How and where did you get your XP ISO files? As I understand you've had at least three different ones, two first did not even boot. This makes me suspect that you are using downloaded torrent or warez files, especially seeing that the names of the ISO files (in your screenshots visible) are not official, I mean those names are not used by Microsoft.

I recommend you to get a valid XP install media. Alternatively, if you have Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate (your specs show only Windows 7), there's a legal and valid way to get Windows XP: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

Please tell where and how you got the XP ISO files, also please update your system specs by clicking the link My System Specs at the bottom of all your own posts and then selecting Update your system specs:
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23 May 2014   #12
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

Hi Kari,

You are correct. I have a valid XP retail CD. It doesn't include the latest updates. I have a valid Key that I plan on using. I did download those versions so I don't have to apply so many updates. I also have XP installed on one of my machines. If you know how I can save that copy to an ISO that would be great. Although that copy has a lot of programs installed that I don't need for this application. I need a very minimal install for this one program. I don't need networking or most features that come with XP.
I have the published XP mode virtual install on one machine. I found it difficult to share links and files. That's why I wanted to give VirtualBox a try.

Thank you for helping,

Docfxit
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23 May 2014   #13
Kari

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Disk2VHD is a tool that creates a VHD of your physical Windows installation. See more here: Disk2vhd

The VHD (virtual hard disk) images created with Disk2VHD are intended to be run on Windows Virtual PC. Personally I have never tested them on any other virtualization program like for instance your VirtualBox but it might work as VirtualBox can use VHD file type.

If you decide to try Windows Virtual PC, see this tutorial for instructions on how to install it: Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup. Notice that the tutorial also shows how to install Windows XP Mode which requires Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate; Virtual PC without XP Mode can be used on any edition of Windows 7, if you want just that see tutorial step 4.

When you have installed Windows Virtual PC, see this tutorial to learn how to create a new virtual machine with your Disk2VHD converted VHD file: Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine

Kari
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23 May 2014   #14
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

I tried Disk2vhd on one of my XP installs. The space required to create the file is 114.71GB. I don't have that much space available on that machine. The last ISO I use is 733MB. Much easier to handle. Although the one I have installed would save a lot of time because it has all my utility programs, antivirus and firewall programs installed.

It's a thought.

Docfxit
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23 May 2014   #15
TVeblen

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A couple of things:

Regarding the ISO I used "Ultra ISO" to create an ISO from my Installation disk. You can download the trial version, create your ISO, then uninstall it if you don't want to buy it.

Regarding installation: in your virtual machine settings make sure to disable VT-X and AMD-V before installation (System > Acceleration). You can re-enable these after the installation.

See if either of those helps.
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23 May 2014   #16
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Docfxit View Post
During the install of XP I'm getting a BOSD. Could that have anything to do with the VirtualBox?


Thank you,

Docfxit
The Host is BSODing during the installation of the guest? If so, we need to some more info to comment on it.

Click on the button below ....



It will download the DM log collector. Right click on the application and run as administrator. It will generate a .zip file on your desktop. Upload the .zip.
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23 May 2014   #17
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

I have run and attached the file.

Thank you for looking at it for me.

Docfxit


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File Type: zip DOCFXIT-Fri_05_23_2014_100515_52.zip (334.5 KB, 2 views)
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23 May 2014   #18
Arc

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There is no crash dump in the zip you attached.

But that is not a big deal, as a stop 0xF4 is a storage related issue. And, in the present situation it is all possible to have a stop 0xF4. Because, the storage space is too low to perform any further operation.

ITEMVALUE
Drive C:
Size 42.24 GB (45,354,053,632 bytes)
Free Space 3.51 GB (3,766,833,152 bytes)
ITEMVALUE
Drive D:
Size 179.17 GB (192,381,071,360 bytes)
Free Space 5.80 GB (6,225,567,744 bytes)
ITEMVALUE
Drive E:
Size 931.51 GB (1,000,202,240,000 bytes)
Free Space 1.34 GB (1,442,295,808 bytes)

You have assigned a very little space of your 240 GB Intel SSD for the C partition. Even if you install a virtual XP, you need to allot the actual space in the disk. But there is not the space. Neither in the SSD nor in the WD 1 TB HDD.

So stop 0xF4 BSOD is most possible.

There is a guide to salvage some disk space. Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover .... you may follow it.

In your C drive, you have to provide the space for the actual size of the virtual disk plus at least 10% free disk space for smooth operation.
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23 May 2014   #19
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

That's really great to know. I'm excited this may work.

I'll start working on the space right now.

How much space do you think I need?

Thanks,

Docfxit
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23 May 2014   #20
Arc

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For a XP installation (with bare minimum necessary programs), I think at lease 20 GB space will be required.

The best would be, you back up your data externally. Either in a big removable storage, or the modern concept is to store data with cloud storage, like https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/.

Then format the entire SSD, do a clean install and allot it for C in full. The 42 GB is very minimum.

Also, make it sure that the SSD is running with the latest firmware.
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