XP Stopped Loading in Virtual PC

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Kenneth Cavanaugh, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. When I start VPC instead of loading Windows XP an error
    message appears that says, Stop: c0000218 Registry File
    Failure. The registry cannot load the hive:
    systemroot\system32\config\SAM.

    To get to this point I ran VPC's installation Wizard.
    This process created two files called VXPM Hard Drive.vhd,
    and the other is VXPM.vmc. Then I started Virtual PC and
    placed the Windows XP Installation disk in the CD-ROM
    drive, and installed Windows XP.

    Now from the Start menu, when I click on Programs>Virtual
    PC,Windows XP starts to load, but never finishes laoding
    properly. What should I do?
     
    Kenneth Cavanaugh, Apr 23, 2004
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  2. Kenneth Cavanaugh

    Scott Baker Guest

    It sounds like the XP installation in the Guest is
    corrupted. Try reinstalling.

    Scott
     
    Scott Baker, Apr 23, 2004
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  3. microsoft.public.virtualpc news group, Kenneth Cavanaugh
    http://www.google.ca/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
    &q=c0000218+Registry+File+site%3Amicrosoft%2Ecom

    or

    http://tinyurl.com/25ec4

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    Paul Adare - MVP - Microsoft Virtual PC, Apr 23, 2004
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  4. I reinstalled XP. The installaton process was very slow.
     
    Kenneth Cavanaugh, Apr 24, 2004
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  5. Thank you for replying to my question. I read the bulleins
    you directed me to. They suggest hard drive failure. I
    don't think so. The drive passed chkdsk and there are
    other partitions on it that work properly.
     
    Kenneth Cavanaugh, Apr 24, 2004
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  6. microsoft.public.virtualpc news group, Kenneth Cavanaugh
    Umm, if XP in your VPC wouldn't boot, how did you manage to run chkdsk
    on it?

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    Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
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    Paul Adare - MVP - Microsoft Virtual PC, Apr 24, 2004
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  7. Good Morning Paul,

    Right click on disk drive, select Properties>Tools>Error
    Checking>fix file err and recover bad sectors.

    Ken

     
    Kenneth Cavanaugh, Apr 24, 2004
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  8. microsoft.public.virtualpc news group, Kenneth Cavanaugh
    You're missing the point. You stated in your original post that you
    virtual XP system would not boot. If it won't boot, then you can't run
    chkdsk on the ***virtual*** hard disk it is using. Assuming that your
    host is running correctly, running chkdsk on the ***host*** hard drive
    isn't going to accomplish anything.

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    Paul Adare
    Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
    H. G. Wells, The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights.
     
    Paul Adare - MVP - Microsoft Virtual PC, Apr 24, 2004
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  9. I reinstalled VPC, and now have it running, but it runs to
    slowely to be useful.

    Is there a way to run chkdsk on the virtual hard disk
    drive?

    Ken
     
    Kenneth Cavanaugh, Apr 24, 2004
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  10. Booted in Safe Mode and ran error checking on virtual disk
    drive. No errors reported.

    Loaded XP and went to System Updates. Disk scan detected
    18. I downloaded the first, and started the installation.
    Very, very slow process. Christmas will be here before I
    finish making 17 more. Any ideas on what should do?

     
    Kenneth Cavanaugh, Apr 24, 2004
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  11. As we speak the Additions to VPC are being loaded but it
    is progressing slowely.

    I first installed the vhd and vmc files in the root
    directory of a logical drive. Then I decided to use a
    folder. So I uninstalled Virtual PC using Add/Remove
    software facility in Control Panel. When the uninstall
    completed I went to drive V where I added a folder called
    VXPM. When I did this the vhd and vmc files were not
    deleted, so I manually deleted them.

    I reinstalled Virtual PC using the Setup Wizard. I
    specified V:\VXPM as the target diretcory for virtual
    machine console and virtual hard disk. Files vxpm Hard
    Drive.vhd and VXPM.vmc were created in V:\VXPM.

    I proceeded to install XP. The installation went slowely.
    I performed a reinstall, and the software is still running
    very slowely.

    How can I inspect the Registry to see that there is no
    extraneous entries?
     
    Kenneth Cavanaugh, Apr 24, 2004
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  12. The Aditions to Virtual PC have been added. Windows XP, my
    Guest oerating system stills runs slowely. I am
    downloading updates. The download is quick, but
    extracting the files and installing them is UNUSUALLY SLOW.
     
    Kenneth Cavanaugh, Apr 24, 2004
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  13. Thank you taking the time to answer me. It is nice to know
    that you are getting excellent results with 180MB. And
    thank you for telling about the Registry. I will stop
    worry about that. it appears installing the Additions has
    helped.

    Thank you for your help.

    Ken
     
    Kenneth Cavanaugh, Apr 24, 2004
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  14. Kenneth Cavanaugh

    Scott Baker Guest

    One more thing to consider is: Where is the V: drive? If it's a network
    drive, you could experience speed issues related to that. Putting the
    VHD files on a separate physical host hard drive works out well.

    Scott
     
    Scott Baker, Apr 25, 2004
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