XP stuck in "preparing to upgrade your virtual machine" loop

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by Depicus, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Depicus

    Depicus

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    I have an XP vm been working fine for years, then upgraded to 7 and was still fine, been working for a few days now then this morning I get "preparing to upgrade your virtual machine" and then it launches back to the Press Start screen.

    Other VM's are fine. I loaded the c drive in another vm and it looks ok.

    Any more ideas ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Depicus

    Depicus

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    Update

    If I remove the "d" drive it boots fine.

    If I mount the "d" drive in os x it looks fine.

    If I add the drive to another xp os I get back to the upgrade

    If I add the drive to a win 7 I get the upgrade but IT BOOTS :)

    Added it back to the original xp and it boots just fine now.

    Off to make some backups :)
     
  3. Depicus

    Depicus

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    Not fixed

    Well maybe spoke to soon. Back to the loop again.

    In the end I created a new disk and copied the files from one to the other. Odd as in 7 it is fine.
     
  4. Depicus

    Depicus

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    Still now working

    Spoke to soon, not working again. Only way to fix was to create a new disk and copy the files over to get it working in XP although works fine in Windows 7.

    Even backup disks not used in 7 won't open in XP
     

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