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Windows 7: Windows Virtual PC Cannot Start

04 Oct 2016   #1

Windows 7
Windows Virtual PC Cannot Start


This is my first post. Hope I am posting in correct forum.

My Problem is I have few .vhd files (virtual Hard drive images with windows Xp SP3 and some other software) From my old desktop, they were working no issues. I copy and brought .vhd file in to my new laptop, one works with no issues 2nd one will boot and will run till the password screen and after few seconds will disappear. If I look in events I got "Fatal Processor and has been turned off" error event #108
Can some one help me on this I cannot redo the .VHD and I don't have access to old desktop. I Need to run the programs installed in the .VHD drive
Can some one please please help me.

- <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Virtual PC" Guid="{A759B4BE-484C-414D-A97D-961D33C31A3D}" />







<TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-10-04T21:24:12.359708400Z" />


<Correlation />

<Execution ProcessID="7704" ThreadID="18392" />

<Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Virtual PC/Admin</Channel>


<Security UserID="S-1-5-21-2113617034-1360616325-2012030429-67637" />


- <EventData>
<Data Name="String1">testlp</Data>



My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2016   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Have you tried opening the .vhd file in another hypervisor such as Oracle VirtualBox?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2016   #3

Windows 7

Thanks for quick response.
I have tried to open in virtualBox, but cannot get following error.

Failed to open the disk image file C:\Users\loo\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines\Rockwell_VMHD.vhd.
Parent medium with UUID {503ed2a1-45c8-9c40-9c73-6c3a6fae50d7} of the medium 'C:\Users\loo\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines\Rockwell_VMHD.vhd' is not found in the media registry ('C:\Users\loo/.VirtualBox\VirtualBox.xml').
Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)Component: MediumWrapInterface: IMedium {4afe423b-43e0-e9d0-82e8-ceb307940dda}Callee: IVirtualBox {0169423f-46b4-cde9-91af-1e9d5b6cd945}Callee RC: VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x80BB0001)
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05 Oct 2016   #4

Windows 7

Any help Please
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2016   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

How are you opening the .vhd in VirtualBox?
(I don't have much experience with VM's but I'll try to help as much as I can)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2016   #6

Windows 7


When I try to attach the VHD as existing hard drive I get the error which is shown above. In pervious post.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2016   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Try clicking on Machine, then Add and then browse to the .vhd file you want.

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