Sometimes I can copy-paste between the host and the guest, sometimes I cannot

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by aslan, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. aslan

    aslan Guest

    Hi Guys,

    I have a WinNT 4.0 WS guest. My host is Vista Home Premium.

    My laptop has a wide screen. When I switch to full screen, guest adjusts
    itself (though the screen resolution is set to 1024x768 within the guest) to
    paint all the of the screen which is good, I can have longer lines when
    using an editor. I can copy-paste between host and guest which is good as
    well. Mouse pointer works fine. No problem with pressing keys.

    Now my problem.
    Usually I save the state to continue from where I left. And sometimes when I
    try to restore the state I get the message saying that "saved image is not
    good and I should restart". OK I restart and find myself getting a message
    that "screen resolution in invalid". Then I adjust it 1024x768 but this time
    when I switch to full screen my guest doesn't fill all the screen. Since my
    screen is wide, it is centered and I see some unused area on the left and
    right of the screen. I cannot copy-paste between host and guest either. Also
    I have the problem with mouse pointer and keyboard entry in that I cannot
    move the mouse smoothly (it freezes a while and bursts and some keys pressed
    once repeat themselves more than once).

    I cannot figure out what is the problem. And I don't know how I can restore
    the previous behaviour.

    Any idea?
    aslan, Jul 10, 2007
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