Sleeping or hibernating VPC on a laptop

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Geary Eppley, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. Geary Eppley

    Geary Eppley Guest

    I'm running Virtual PC 2004 (5.3.582.27) on XP SP2 on a Dell Latitude D600.
    If I ever sleep or hibernate the laptop with the VPC host running when I
    restore the laptop any running VM or new launched ones will run, but will not
    refresh their screens. I can TS into them etc. and they work fine. If I close
    any running VM and save state and then restart the VPC host program and then
    restore the VM it works fine until I sleep or hibernate again. Just
    restarting the VM alone does not fix the problem. I have to also restart the
    VPC host. I have a colleague with an IBM laptop who has the same issue.

    I used to hibernate dailly on my old IBM laptop running pre-SP2 XP and
    pre-service pack VPC.

    Any ideas? I love VPC, but it's a pain to have to restart every day.

    Geary Eppley, Nov 23, 2004
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  2. On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 13:47:12 -0800, Geary Eppley <Geary

    I have *exactly* the same issue on my HP nw8000, P-M 1.7. Running WinXP
    SP2 as host, and mainly using Win2k as guest. Very anoying, since
    launching and setting up all my software takes some minutes, so I always
    put it to sleep when moving.

    Ola J. Presterud, Nov 24, 2004
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    ozczecho Guest

    ozczecho, Nov 26, 2004
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    ozczecho Guest

    I have also experienced this under Wn XP sp1 and VPC 2004 sp1 on my
    thinkpad t41p. I never had the problem before VPC 2004 sp1... I tried to fix
    by Installing Win XP sp2 but no cheese.
    ozczecho, Nov 26, 2004
  5. This came with VPC SP1, the inital VPC 2004 release did not have these

    Ola J. Presterud, Nov 29, 2004
  6. Geary Eppley

    Geary Eppley Guest

    That makes sense. That's why it worked for me on my old laptop. I never
    loaded the update there. Does the Virtual PC team know about this issue? Is
    there a product studio issue filed? Please fix this soon! It's causing me
    pain. ;-)
    Geary Eppley, Nov 30, 2004
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    Norbert Guest

    Well, SP1 definitelly fixed my problem with Citrix PNA Agent problem, but I
    am having the same problems as you guys. Does anybody know of any fix yet?
    Norbert, Dec 18, 2004
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    Svante Guest


    Does anyone know if there's a hotfix available yet for this?

    Has anyone tried simply re-installing teh Pre-SP1 version - or is there some
    caveat with for example XP SP2 in doing that?

    This has obviously been known for several months now, about time to fix it?

    Svante, Jan 10, 2005
  9. Does anyone know whether there's been any progress with this? I and all of
    my colleagues who use VPC are having precisely this problem and it really is
    spectacularly annoying. Based on the fact that the last post to this thread
    is over six months ago, is there anything out there yet to address the


    John Geraghty, Jun 22, 2005
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    Steve Jain Guest

    Have you tried the hotfix from KB 889677 "Virtual PC 2004 and any
    virtual machines may stop responding after the computer resumes from

    Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVP
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    Steve Jain, Jun 23, 2005
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    Bob C. Guest

    The hotfix worked great (day 1)... I'll keep all posted if anything goes awry.
    Bob C., Jun 29, 2005
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    Fedor Guest


    How can I ask Microsoft for patch described in KB Article ID : 889677 ?
    I do not want to pay 35$ for solving bug.
    Or do you know the link where can I download it ?

    Thank you for your help

    Fedor, Jul 2, 2005
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    Paul Adare Guest

    microsoft.public.virtualpc news group, =?Utf-8?B?RmVkb3I=?=
    Call PSS and tell them that you need the hotfix. You won't be charged
    for the call.

    Paul Adare
    MVP - Windows - Virtual Machine
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    Paul Adare, Jul 4, 2005
  14. Should have mentioned that I requested and installed the hotfix - seems that
    the problem is resolved...
    John Geraghty, Jul 15, 2005
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