Tim Walsh wrote:
> Did you say the original 98se VM that doesn't work on the XP machine
> does work on the Vista machine?
The 98se vm works fine on Vista but not on xp-pro. That said, it did
work about two months ago on xp-pro. I quit on it when it would not
load and did not try the others on xp-pro until today.
> My initial thought would be what did you install/uninstall on the XP
> machine between the time yo last successfully started the Win98se VM
> and then could no longer get it to start. Microsoft patches? Beta
> versions of anything? New Hardware? New drivers? New games?
No games. But for sure windows updates, service pack 3 that I know of.
I mostly use this machine as a second machine on my desktop to look up
Internet things and as a reference machine while programming. Also
might write a very short test program to check out the way something
> You indicated that you were able to start the VM using a BartPE disk,
Bartpe would not load from the vm. In fact no cd's or 3.5" disks will
start up. I have the Microsoft win98 boot disk and it boots stright
from a cold boot but when I try to do a reset in the vm, the light on
the 3.5" drive comes on for a second or two then shuts off but nothing
> but that the hard drive wasn't seen. Take a look at your
> configuration, detach the hard drive and reattach it to a
> different/new VM, does it see it?
I created a completely new vm then attached that hard drive to it and
it did the same thing. Then I tried even my xp-home vm and it would not
load either and an old win95 vm. I even copied the fully functioning
98se vm from the vista machine and it still did the same thing.
I will try to install the vpc2007 on an xp-home computer I have here
and see if it can install 98se. If it's related to xp-sp3 then all of
my machines would be affected except the vista machine which has a
functioning vpc2007 on it.
The strangest thing is I was trying to install 98se in parallels
because of the failure on vpc2007 and I had exactly the same problem.
It just would not load the floppy or the cd. I even made images of the
cd and floppy using their tools and it still would not see them either.
Thanks for your input. At this point I will try parallels on vista and
see if it will install 98se and also on an xp-home machine to try to
isolate what is failing. I only have xp-pro on this machine and a full
version in a vm on the vista machine. I have several others with
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