W2k server (Beta 3!) - fine on single core Athlon, "No Go" on intel Dual Core

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Kai-Uwe v. d. Ohe, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Hello!
    For some reason I instelled W2k Server Beta 3 Build 2031 (under
    VPC 2007) and it installed/runs fine on my AMD Athlon-based
    home built box (XP Home).

    On my Core Duo laptop (Vista) I get a CPU error whenever I try to
    boot the VM, the error message tells me that the VM will be reset and
    that's it. I copied the VM from the AMD box to my laptop but
    I get the same error, when I try to do a fresh install on the laptop
    (after the initial setup, when the VM tries to boot from the hd for the
    first time).

    What I've tried so far: 1. disabling HV, 2. let VPC use just one
    CPU core (I know that a VM only sees one core but tried that
    anyway).

    Any ideas or is it just not possible?

    Regards,

    Kai-Uwe
     
    Kai-Uwe v. d. Ohe, Apr 25, 2007
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    Paul Adare Guest

    Why would you be installing a beta build of Windows 2000 in the first
    place?

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    Paul Adare, Apr 25, 2007
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  3. Have you copied/transferred the VHD file only or the associated VMC file
    too?

    If you have recreated the VMC on the Core Duo, maybe there has been a change
    in the ACPI setting in the virtual bios, the MAC address or something like
    that.

    Are you able to create/use other virtual machines on the Core Duo?
     
    Sylvain Lafontaine, Apr 25, 2007
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    Robert Comer Guest

    You might try turning off hardware Virtualization for that VM.
     
    Robert Comer, Apr 26, 2007
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  5. For some reason I instelled W2k Server Beta 3 Build 2031 (under
    Well, not exactly Windows 2000 but Windows 2000 Server. I
    want to take a look at it.

    Regards,

    Kai-Uwe
     
    Kai-Uwe v. d. Ohe, Apr 26, 2007
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  6. Have you copied/transferred the VHD file only or the associated VMC file
    Both files. I also tried to set it up from scratch by booting the
    W2k Server CD, which worked fine (read: the same way it
    did on my Athlon based machine) until the first (re-)boot off
    the harddrive where I run into the CPU error message.
    Sure. I'm currently running a range of different OSs like
    Vista, Linux, DOS, Win 95/98/XP.

    Regards,

    Kai-Uwe
     
    Kai-Uwe v. d. Ohe, Apr 26, 2007
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  7. Sorry for not being clear on that: with "HV" i actually refer
    to "Hardware (assisted) Virtualization".

    Regards,

    Kai-Uwe
     
    Kai-Uwe v. d. Ohe, Apr 26, 2007
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    Robert Comer Guest

    Sorry, I didn't catch that. (VT is the abbreviation I normally use)

    Have you checked for a BIOS update for your host PC? I know a lot of
    Core Duo BIOS's have had problems...
     
    Robert Comer, Apr 26, 2007
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  9. VT never gave me a problem. Apparently it's well supportet
    on my machine. Anyway, I do have the latest BIOS.

    What I haven't tried yet though, is to disable VT on BIOS
    level. I just told VPC not to use it. Would that make a dif-
    ference?

    Regards,

    Kai_uwe
     
    Kai-Uwe v. d. Ohe, Apr 26, 2007
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    Robert Comer Guest

    It hasn't ever made a difference for me. I've had VM's that wouldn't
    run wit VT enabled, but just disabling it in the VM was enough to fix
    that problem.
     
    Robert Comer, Apr 26, 2007
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  11. That's what I would expect. I'm going to try this anyway and
    report back how it went later.

    Regards,

    Kai-Uwe
     
    Kai-Uwe v. d. Ohe, Apr 26, 2007
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  12. Alright. I disabled VT in the BIOS but that didn't help. And yes,
    I thought of powering down the computer since this is necessary
    in order to initiate the mechanism that really disables the func-
    tion (a so called "warm boot" wouldn't). Anyway, I do have a
    running instance of W2k Server on my XP box so that's fine;
    I just would like to understand why I get this CPU error.

    Regards,

    Kai-Uwe
     
    Kai-Uwe v. d. Ohe, Apr 27, 2007
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