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Running a computer with XP mode


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#1 KPMWill

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 02:05 PM

I'm attempting to setup a VHD in XP mode, but the VHD wont boot all the way.

The VHD seems to boot up to the MUP.sys, then freezes up completely. Ive made some changes to it and got it to start bluescreening, but I'm not sure I'd call that progress, no matter how happy I was to see it do something new.

I was unable to generalize the drive, and do not have access to the old computer.

Edit: I have tried remaking the VHD and it didnt seem to help.


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#2 KPMWill

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 02:10 PM

Still playing with this, I have made a second VHD, and tried using a XP CD to repair the windows files on it. Only thing I can access is the Repair console though. Going to keep toying with it for now.



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 09:53 PM

Huh? You shouldn't need to do any manual configuring for XP Mode, just download, and install.

 

Related: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 09:10 AM

Yea, It should work with no changes, but for some reason, it doesnt like to load VHD's other than the XP load it came with and VHD's I then load an OS on.

 

What we're attempting to do is take a computer, Visualizer it, and make it usable on other systems are a VHD.



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 09:51 AM

You may have better luck using VHD's with Virtual Box.



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 10:35 AM

Thanks for the suggestion John, I just tried it and I seem to be getting the same result. It stops just after loading mup.sys, and wont load any further.



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:01 AM

That sounds like some kind of file corruption. Mup.sys has already loaded and whatever is next is causing the hang. Can you do a chkdsk on whatever you used to make the VHD?

 

Person with the same issue here.



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 09:36 AM

I'm using Disk2VHD-tmp.exe from Microsoft. Its really limited in what it can do. Any suggestions on a better program?



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:48 AM

You can create VHD's in Disk Management but I don't think you would want to do that. Virtual Box will let you create Virtual Machines but that uses existing iso files.

 

Here is a video using Paragon software and virtual box. Hopefully this will work better for you.

 

I would do a chkdsk on the computer you ran Disk2VHD.



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:07 PM

The chkdsk didnt have any effect.

Ive managed to get my hands on the old system and was able to generalize it. I'm right now shrinking the VHD to work with XP mode. Not sure if it will work yet. I'll post an update as soon as I know more.



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:34 PM

If it does not work, try creating a VDI image file (VirtualBox) and see if that runs on the other computer.

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:37 PM

Not in the shop, but I'll give it a shot on Monday. Thanks for the tip.

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 01:00 PM

Once you have a VDI you can use the method here to copy or clone to another computer with virtual box. From what I have read VDI is more robust.






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