Virtual PC 2004 HANG! HANG! and HANG!

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by news.microsoft.com, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. VPC HANG! Can't even install any guess OS. HANG! After the New Virtual
    Machine Wizard finished. HANG! When "Settings" button is clicked. HANG! When
    "Start" button is clicked. Only a forced (press power button more than 4
    seconds) power off is able to shutdown the system. Sad... Disappointed...
    :-(

    Any patch?

    System:
    IBM ThinkPad T41, 512 MB.
     
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    Guest Guest

    Using IBM Thinkpad R40 512MB. Works great...sorry.
     
    Guest, Apr 13, 2004
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  3. What steps have you taken so far? Have uninstalled,
    rebooted, and then reinstalled?
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Apr 13, 2004
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    Garfield Guest

    I have installed, reboot, try, reboot, uninstalled, reboot, installed,
    reboot, try, reboot, uninstalled, reboot, installed, reboot, try, reboot,
    uninstalled, reboot, installed, reboot, try, reboot, uninstalled, reboot...
    and give up.

    But I would give some credit to VPC, if I don't create any guess OS, it seem
    to work fine. It allow me to create virtual disk, and set option here and
    there. Only if I try to create guess OS, and then :-(...
     
    Garfield, Apr 14, 2004
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    Steve Jain Guest

    Make sure you've updated your systems drivers and BIOS. Disable TCP
    offloading on the NIC.

    Steve Jain, Microsoft MVP for Virtual PC for Windows
    Website: http://www.essjae.com
     
    Steve Jain, Apr 14, 2004
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    Garfield Guest

    Upgraded, but still the same. Sigh.

    Current System status, latest:
    BIOS: 3.03
    LAN: 2100 3B 1.2.1.11
    Video: 6.14.10.6422
    Audio: 5.12.1.3624
    and everything else.
     
    Garfield, Apr 14, 2004
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    Garfield Guest

    There is no TCP offloading on my wireless NIC to disable. :-(
     
    Garfield, Apr 14, 2004
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    Steve Jain Guest

    Try installing the MS loopback adapter and removing or disabling the
    VMNS on your wireless NIC. Its likely that the wireless NIC is the
    cause of the problem.

    Steve Jain, Microsoft MVP for Virtual PC for Windows
    Website: http://www.essjae.com
     
    Steve Jain, Apr 14, 2004
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    Garfield Guest

    Opps. Forgot to thank you. Thank you, thank you, thanky you very much.
    Mmmmma (kiss). Hee, hee.

    Seriously, Thanks.
     
    Garfield, Apr 15, 2004
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    Steve Jain Guest

    The side effect is that your VMs will not have access to any external
    network/Internet. If you have a wired NIC installed, you could use
    that for network access.

    Is your wireless NIC builtin? What's the brand and model? Did you
    check with the vendor for new drivers (not Windows update)?


    Steve Jain, Microsoft MVP for Virtual PC for Windows
    Website: http://www.essjae.com
     
    Steve Jain, Apr 15, 2004
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    Garfield Guest

    It's built-in NIC, it's "Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI"
    adapter. Has already downloaded the latest driver (version 1.2.1.11)
    available from IBM site.
    Luckily I'm able to access external network/Internet via "Shared Networking
    (NAT)" setting.
     
    Garfield, Apr 16, 2004
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    Garfield Guest

    Steve,



    I have finally found the cause of the hanging



    After I having some other problems with my laptop, I decided to reinitialize
    my laptop to factor setting (a very painful thing to do), then the first
    thing I do after the initialization was to install VPC and then the rest of
    the drivers and tools, The VPC was working fine....... until I installed the
    CheckPoint VPN-1 SecureRemote/SecureClient NG, when I try anything that I
    have mentioned in my first email, VPC hang. Then I uninstall the VPN-1, the
    VPC worked well again until I reinstalled the VPN-1. Unfortunately, the VPN
    is required to access my company servers. I have colleagues that use VMWare
    with the same H/W and S/W configuration; they don't have such problem... I
    have repeated these un-installation and installation a few times and have
    even downloaded and installed the latest; R56 and pretty sure that VPC and
    VPN-1 has some issue when co-exist in the same machine.



    If I point my finger to the CheckPoint, one would ask why your colleagues
    who use VMWare do not have this problem. So I think something has to be done
    on VPC's side.



    But one thing, among my colleagues, wait till VPC 2005 is out, hee, hee,
    hee.



    Garfield (the fat cat)
     
    Garfield, Apr 17, 2004
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