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Black screen in virtual pc 2007

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 7

    Black screen in virtual pc 2007


    Hi,

    I try to open a vmc file using virtual pc ,it was loaded ,but with a black screen! - I don't know any causes!

    I have windows 7
    CPU i3
    RAM 4G
    Display driver: Intel(R) HD Graphics family (updated to date)

    I really need it working as I have task should finish this week!

    Any help?

    Thanks in advance,
    n.a.s

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  2. #2


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    I think Virtual PC only runs 32 Bit guests -- in any case unless you are running XPMODE why don't you switch to VMWARE VPLAYER or VIRTUAL BOX. I prefer VMWARE - both FREE products .

    Virtual machines work usually flawlessly with these. I think there are also FREE converters to convert Ms's VHD (Virtual Disks) to those required by VBOX / VMWARE so in theory you don't have to install your guest again - although it might be better to re-create the guest --watch activations though -- configure before re-activating --Windows 7 can be moved between machines so just phone if it wants re-activation -- don't mention Virtual machines or Ms will pop a blood vessel - they usually haven't a clue about these things.

    Also after installing your guest(s) always on First boot run the install VMware tools or virtual box additions -- this greatly enhances video / mouse / hardware graphics acceleration (3D etc -- Aero effects for W7 !!) etc.

    I've got a W2000 and a W98 VM running and displaying in FULL SCREEN on a huge monitor -- 60 CM screens weren't even THOUGHT of when these two OS'es were current !! = but you need to install the VMware tools / vbox additions or you'll only see your guest in VGA / SVGA on a small square in the middle of your monitor with unreadable fonts.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    I think Virtual PC only runs 32 Bit guests -- in any case unless you are running XPMODE why don't you switch to VMWARE VPLAYER or VIRTUAL BOX. I prefer VMWARE - both FREE products .

    Virtual machines work usually flawlessly with these. I think there are also FREE converters to convert Ms's VHD (Virtual Disks) to those required by VBOX / VMWARE so in theory you don't have to install your guest again - although it might be better to re-create the guest --watch activations though -- configure before re-activating --Windows 7 can be moved between machines so just phone if it wants re-activation -- don't mention Virtual machines or Ms will pop a blood vessel - they usually haven't a clue about these things.

    Also after installing your guest(s) always on First boot run the install VMware tools or virtual box additions -- this greatly enhances video / mouse / hardware graphics acceleration (3D etc -- Aero effects for W7 !!) etc.

    I've got a W2000 and a W98 VM running and displaying in FULL SCREEN on a huge monitor -- 60 CM screens weren't even THOUGHT of when these two OS'es were current !! = but you need to install the VMware tools / vbox additions or you'll only see your guest in VGA / SVGA on a small square in the middle of your monitor with unreadable fonts.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Thanks Jimbo,

    I already have vmware installed - now I downloaded vmware standalone converter and tried to open my vmc file using vmware ..
    While importing it says "failed to open the virtual machine fail to import it"!
    Do you have any idea what shall I do ?

    Many thanks,
    Nada
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  4. #4


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Hello,

    You can keep it simple around VM conversions, like in this case, where the VHD format is supported by VMware. Do a manual VM conversion: Just use the VHD file as is in a new VM in VMware.

    Using a copy of the VHD is wiser, just in case something goes bad.
    - Create the VM from scratch in Vmware: use the same specs from Virtual PC machine and copy the VHD disk to this VM.
    - In the VM settings, assign the copied VMD as a new HDD (or replace the new empty disk).
    - Start up the VM and let the OS install the drivers, first time only.

    Install the VM tools to increase performance and screen size, reboot and you're done.

    Cheers!
    Hopachi
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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