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Windows 7: XP Mode won't start

09 Nov 2009   #1
Cottonbean

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
XP Mode won't start

Hi all,

I am Running Windows 7 Ultimate on a Quad Core Q6600 CPU with 8 GB of RAM. My BIOS has virtualization activated but I can't get XP Mode to launch. During the setup routine I can only get to the point where I have to click on "Start Setup". After that the program disappears.

I have installed exactly the way the tutorial says. If I look at the processes list in the task manager I see VPC.exe and VPCWizard.exe running but that's it. When I start Windows Virtual PC I see XP Mode as a virtual machine but the status is "Powered Down"

Does anyone know this issue? Can you help me??


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12 Nov 2009   #2
Cottonbean

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Still looking for assistance

BTW, the BIOS is set to default. Any suggestions would be more than appreciated. There is absolutly nothing on the subject online which makes me feel like I'm the only one in the world that has this problem :-(((

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My machine has the following configuration:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2400MHz S775 8MB Box 105W
GPU: 512MB Asus GF EN8600GT Silent/HTDP, PCIe
MoBo: EVGA 780i
BIOS: p08
RAM: 4x 2GB Mushkin
HDD1: HITACHI DeskStar T7K500 500GB SATA II
HDD2: HITACHI DeskStar T7K500 250GB SATA II
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 850W / SLI-Ready / Active PFC
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12 Nov 2009   #3
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cottonbean View Post
BTW, the BIOS is set to default. Any suggestions would be more than appreciated. There is absolutly nothing on the subject online which makes me feel like I'm the only one in the world that has this problem :-(((

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My machine has the following configuration:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2400MHz S775 8MB Box 105W
GPU: 512MB Asus GF EN8600GT Silent/HTDP, PCIe
MoBo: EVGA 780i
BIOS: p08
RAM: 4x 2GB Mushkin
HDD1: HITACHI DeskStar T7K500 500GB SATA II
HDD2: HITACHI DeskStar T7K500 250GB SATA II
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 850W / SLI-Ready / Active PFC
What do you mean BIOS is set as default?? Because usually you have to set the vitalization to on in BIOS but from the original post you said the vitalization is already on??..

So I would check that again..

Quote:
When I start Windows Virtual PC I see XP Mode as a virtual machine but the status is "Powered Down"
It might have already installed..(I know this is probably a stupid question but did you try double clicking it??

Hope this Helps..
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12 Nov 2009   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cottonbean View Post
Hi all,

I am Running Windows 7 Ultimate on a Quad Core Q6600 CPU with 8 GB of RAM. My BIOS has virtualization activated but I can't get XP Mode to launch. During the setup routine I can only get to the point where I have to click on "Start Setup". After that the program disappears.

I have installed exactly the way the tutorial says. If I look at the processes list in the task manager I see VPC.exe and VPCWizard.exe running but that's it. When I start Windows Virtual PC I see XP Mode as a virtual machine but the status is "Powered Down"

Does anyone know this issue? Can you help me??
Welcome to SevenForums, Have you tried downloading again. I dl first time and clicked run and thought I was all set up and then found xp mode in start menu. Clicked on it and got same errors as you. I went back and dl again this time I saved it to my download folder. It took a bit longer to dl this time and then it installed completly. I put in a password and it opened up for me.
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13 Nov 2009   #5
Cottonbean

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
What do you mean BIOS is set as default??
By that I meant there are no altered settings in the BIOS. Virtualization in enabled by default.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
It might have already installed..(I know this is probably a stupid question but did you try double clicking it??
It had indeed installed but like I said, double-clicking it doesn't help. The status remains "Powered Down"
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13 Nov 2009   #6
Cottonbean

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

MYZR7,

I have just tried your suggestion. Unfortunately that didn't work either.
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13 Nov 2009   #7
porsche032

windows 7
 
 

I have the same problem now, it was working for days and I had installed applications on it. Yesterday I hit sleep on keyboard without closing xp mode first and today when i came back from sleep it wont open. Its giving me same message as you. I just tried uninstalling and reinstalling both and it didnt work. Virtualization is enabled in bios also, anyone know why its doing this? please help thank you
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13 Nov 2009   #8
porsche032

windows 7
 
 

I reformatted windows 7 and that didnt work either. It worked before but then all of a sudden stopped after last night I hit the sleep button with the xp window open. I tried everything and was about to go back to xp till I tried to open it one last time and it opened. I'm guessing it was a hardware problem, but why would it do that? Anyone know what could have caused this incase it happens again? Thanks
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29 May 2010   #9
grizzkarizz

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

What I did to fix it after trying everthing else was to open up the task manager and disable Fixcamera. Worked like a charm.
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