XP Client black screen

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by GrahamS, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. GrahamS

    GrahamS Guest


    This was all working (installed yesterday) until this morning, when the
    guest OS decided to just display a black screen. NB The mini-screen in the
    Virtual Console looks correct.

    Also if I drag the window size, the screen is displayed during drag but
    reverts to black when I 'let go'.

    I can right-click on the desktop and the popup appears on the console (not
    client window).

    I guess its a display problem - HP/Compaq nx6125 notebook, AMD Turion 1800M,
    1.5 GB RAM. Host is XP-SP2 patched up. Guest is XP-SP2 patched up as of

    Makes the system a little unusable right now :-(.

    Thanks for any assistance....


    GrahamS, Sep 5, 2006
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    Peter S Guest

    I am experience the same issue as well but I am using Vista RC1. last night
    after I upgrade the beta vista video driver from Toshiba, the display has
    been black unless I move the Virtual PC window over the Gadget/Sidebar (I am
    unable to restore to old driver). I have change the color from 32bit to
    16bit and that fix the issue but I really like the aero glass look and did
    not want to give that up. anyone out there has any thoughts on the issue?

    Toshiba M400
    Intel 2.16 Dual core
    1GB ram
    Windows Vista RC1 Host
    Windows XP SP2 Guest


    Peter S, Nov 2, 2006
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