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Virtual Machine on Vista Host - Slow Disk Access

Q: Virtual Machine on Vista Host - Slow Disk Access

Hi there,
I've just installed a virtual machine (running XP Pro) onto my Vista machine. The Vista machine has a USB external hard drive attached. When trying to access the data on this hard drive from within the virtual machine (via the bridged network link between the virtual machine and the host) it is incredibly slow. I've tried moving the USB hard drive to another PC on the network (running XP Pro) and accessing it from the XP Pro virtual machine on the first PC, and this works fine. I'd be very grateful for any help or ideas!

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A: Virtual Machine on Vista Host - Slow Disk Access

Have you tried using a different port? Could be a slow port.

maybe trying towing down some resources? disabling areo on vista maybe?

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I just installed windows 8.1 pro on an MSI z97 pc mate motherboard with I5 3.3 ghz processor, 16 gb ddr3 1600 MHz ram, with embedded realtek pcie gbe NIC. I checked and found that hardware virtualization is enabled by default in the BIOS.

I tried to set up a virtual switch using the latest bios and drivers from MSI. I created a virtual switch choosing the external option and the share with host OS option. I then connected to the VM. No network connectivity on VM but host still worked.

I then used autopatcher to update windows 8.1 on the vm. I removed and reinstalled the virtual switch choosing external option and share with host OS option. Same conditions occurred.
And then I installed the latest NIC driver. Same problem - media disconnected.

I tried this process with the latest driver from the realtek website which was a couple years more up to date. I had such high hopes! Same problem.

I then used msconfig to prevent all non-Microsoft services from starting and rebooted. I removed and recreated the switch and I was still hoping for success. Same exact conditions occurred.

These are the conditions that occur whenever an external switch with host os sharing enabled is installed in between all of these troubleshooting steps. It looks exactly the same every time...
The host machine can still access the network but it does so through the virtual switch. Ipconfig /all on the host reveals the following...
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 M... Read more

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I am still having ONE small issue. I got the additions installed, but it is still not allowing me to set up a shared folder between the virtual machine and the host system. It's saying "Not installed." Here, I'll give you a screenshot of the issue I'm getting.

A:Virtual PC 2007 - set up a shared folder between virtual machine and host?


Start your virtual machine & install the additions pack under "Action"

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I am trying to map a network drive to a remote server. The server is not on the same network as the computer I am trying to map the drive on.

I have the external IP address, the port number, and the drive letter on the server.  I have entered http:// IP Address:Port Number/drive letter.  I get an error message stating that the drive path is incorrect.

I am using the network drive mapping wizard in the Computer screen.

The remote server is part of a local network with 3 other computers running in the VMware workstation connected by NAT connection .I run this server port number 9000 of host machine  by Port forwarding method. 

I need help with the proper syntax for mapping the drive to the remote server.  I can't get my Windows 10 machine to connect to the server.  I need to get shared folder of virtual machine in another computer.

How do I map a drive to my remote server?  Please be specific as I am not that familiar with networking.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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I am running a server in vmware workstation which is connected with NAT connection. I made port forwarding for access this virtual machine from outside the host computer. That is when type host computer ip:9000 in chrome it redirects to server web interface
which is running in vmware workstation because I redirect port 8080 in virtual machine to port 9000 in host machine.

 Now I want to get all shared folders in the virtual machine . when I typed host ip in run dialog box it gives only the host machine shared folders . when i typed host ip along with port number it shows error. 

What should I do for getting all shared folders of virtual machine in other computer in same network.

Note:Should not use bridge network connection.

Whether it is possible?.

Thank you for your help in Advance.

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I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, and have installed the Virtual XP mode.  A long time ago Virtual XP was fully running, with access to host resources (drives etc).  But my system underwent some software changes, and then Virtual XP could no longer
access the host resources.  After trying (unsuccessfully) all the tricks found on several forums, I decided to uninstall then reinstall Virtual XP, which I have just done.  But I still can't access host drives.  Here's how Virtual XP is set
Workgroup name is set to the same as my host (confirmed in 'My Computer'/Properties/Name);
Networking 'Adapter 1' set to my host's NIC;  I have assigned a fixed IP address to the Virtual XP (this has worked previously; all devices on my Win7 network have fixed addresses, for good reason).

Integration Features has ticks in the boxes for those host drives I want to access from VXP.
I can successfully ping the host, via name or IP address;  I can successfully ping web sites by name (e.g. 'yahoo.com').  But when I open Windows Explorer and open the 'My Network Places' tree, it opens down to the name of my host workgroup, but
when I click on that workgroup name, after several seconds it pops up an error box saying: "<workgroupname> is not accessible.  You might not have permission to use this network resource.  <blah blah>.  The service has not been
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I have an old program that will run on XP but not Win 7 Pro and I am using Windows Virtual PC on my laptop to run it. It works fine but I cannot access files (share drives) from the main hard drive, i.e., the Win 7 file structure. I can work with the VM XP file structure but not the main files. I am able to access flash drives from the VM and so I can move the files around this way but it is very cumbersome. This machine is not on any sort of network. I have done the same thing on my desktop and have exactly the same problem (it operates on Win 7 Pro as well). Security is not a concern; I am the only user of these machines.

I have read what I can find about this and tried resetting all kinds of "sharing" permissions, including sharing just a folder instead of the entire drive, enabling sharing from both the Win 7 side and the VM XP side, etc. I've tried everything I can but to no avail.

Can anyone offer some ideas and/or direct me to a thorough discussion of this issue? Thanks in advance.

A:Cannot Share Host Drive while Using XP Virtual Machine in Win 7

Read here, see if it helps: Share host drives with a virtual machine

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I have a linux virtual machine that I forgot which machine it being hosted on. Is it possible to find that some if I ssh into the virtual machine?

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I Have installed Virtual PC on my Windows 7 Home Premium system. I have created a virtual machine, installed windows 95 and then installed the Additions from Virtual PC 2004. The integration features (mouse etc) work fine. I have checked all the drives in integration features but I still can't see the hard drives of the host system. Why? Please help.

A:see host drive on windows95 Virtual Machine

Not to change the subject... but what version of Virtual PC do you have? The latest version shouldn't support 95 or 98.

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On my local host machine there is An E Drive with a capacity of 500GB and it contain VHD file for my virtual machine. Now according to the current situation My E drive is about to fill which is now 490 Gb.
One my Virtual Machine my disk size is 900 Gb . Out of 900 Gb 490Gb is full. If i am deleting some files from my virtual machine is not making any difference the size of VHD file on my host computer.
What is the best way to reduce the size of the my VHD file . 

Help will be Appreciated.

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Since ive installed the anniversary update everytime i try to start a VirtualBOX vm or any virtual machine for that matter my host pc gets BSOD ive tried reinstalling the virtualbox but that didnt help This is my dump  ==================================================Dump File         : 081116-7562-01.dmpCrash Time        : 8/11/2016 3:53:48 PMBug Check String  : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTIONBug Check Code    : 0x0000003bParameter 1       : 00000000`c0000096Parameter 2       : ffff9d01`2387d8b3Parameter 3       : ffff9d01`22e27ce0Parameter 4       : 00000000`00000000Caused By Driver  : ntoskrnl.exeCaused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+149f90File Description  : NT Kernel & SystemProduct Name      : Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCompany           : Microsoft CorporationFile Version      : 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616)Processor         : x64Crash Address     : ntoskrnl.exe+149f90Stack Address 1   : Stack Address 2   : Stack Address 3   : Computer Name     : Full Path         : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\081116-7562-01.dmpProcessors Count  : 8Major Version     : 15Minor Version     : 14393Dump File Size    : 571,356Dump File Time    : 8/1... Read more

A:After installing windows 10 anniversary update BSOD on virtual machine host

Turns out removing Hyper-V as a feature resolves this issue thanks Microsoft

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

A:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.



The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.


Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.


Best Regards,

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I have Hyper-v running on Dell Precision T3600 with Windows 8 OS.  I am trying to start a VM (called Windows8VM) to install Windows 8 in the hyper-v virtual machine, but I keep getting the following message:
"Windows8VM" failed to start.
Failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
"Windows8VM" failed to start.  (Virtual machine ID D670D3BB-9AE2-0453D-9191-EA6EFC242A9C)
The Virtual Machine Management Services failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
I have turned the hyper-v feature on in the "Turn Windows feature on or off.  The BIOS has virtualization enable.  Help!!! driving me nuts for a week now.
Nick :(

A:Windows 8 Hyper-V - Virtual Machine Management Service failed to start the virtual machine

Finally got it to work.  Our admin lock down the devices that could be installed on the computer.  It turned out that one of the vm devices was not allowed to be installed.  Thank community.

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I am a web application developer, and I use the virtual host feature of the Apache web server to have local copies of several web sites on my PC. This has worked for years under Windows XP, Windows 7 and also Windows 10 - until installing the Creators Update,
since when I can only access one of my virtual hosts with Internet Explorer. I can access all of them with Edge, Firefox, and Opera, but all but one of them give me the INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND error with IE.

I have tried the suggested fixes I have found in numerous posts, but none of them work. Any ideas?

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After changing XP Mode's network adapter (in order to get port forwarding working), I found that I cannot access the internet using a browser anymore.

I went from Shared Network to Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller in the Virtual Machine settings, which broke its internet connection completely and gave the "limited or no internet connectivity" message. After going back to Shared Network, when loading any page in any of the virtual machine's browsers (Firefox, IE), the page would remain blank then time out after a while. However, pinging websites using cmd worked in the virtual machine. Using the 'repair' option in XP's Network Connections did not help. Disabling the firewall did not help either.

Also, the Windows 7 host machine's internet is working fine.

How do I fix this situation, without having to start anew with another virtual machine?

A:XP Mode virtual machine cannot access internet

If available, run system restore in XP using a point where Internet worked.

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I have a laptop that was running vista x64 untill I upgraded to windows 7. Is it possible to install a copy of vista on a virtual machine program like virtualbox using the reinstalation CD? I still have my key for vista.

A:Vista on a virtual machine??

It looks like your processor does not support virtualization technology. To be sure I'm looking at the specs for the right CPU, open the start menu, right click Computer, and click properties. Under System, you should see a listing for your processor. Please tell me, yes or no, do you have the E2180? If so, your computer does not support virtualization.

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Just read up this, but still am confused. I read Vista is not supported for virtual mode but you can run it.
My question is, is virtual machine free to use, or do you still need to have the o/s itself.
Instead of a dual boot, can you have a virtual machine W7 running on a Ubuntu setup, and still be able to use programs on Ubuntu and W7?

I have some other questions on this too, but I will ask them a bit later.

A:Virtual Machine on Vista or W7

To install windows as a guest OS you will have to have a retail copy.

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Can I set up a Virtual Machine on my comp.? Running Vista x64, 4gb 500 gb HDD.

I found some info on setting up a VM on XP but nothing for Vista.

If it can be done, can you point out a tutorial or give explanation on how to set it up?


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I have recently acquired a new laptop that has Vista as its operating system. I have software, Quickbooks 2004, that will not run on Vista. To upgrade is expensive. I am told that if I install Microsoft Virtual Machine I can install XP on the same computer and use my old Quickbooks program. I assume that this is correct.

Does anyone have experience with Virtual Machine? Is it hard to install and configure? I am not a computer technician, but only an end user.

I suppose the process would be to install VM, then install XP, then install Quickbooks. Is this correct? Any other thoughts or advice?


A:Vista, XP, and Virtual Machine

If you have a valid license for XP then that is correct. And the process is made very easy.
For windows on windows stuff, download Microsoft Virtual PC and follow the instructions.

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I had installed RHEL4 in RHEL4 in my VMWare Virtual disk.
But now due to some reason, it's not booting up.
How can I recover the data stored in the .vmdk file?
Thanks in advance,

A:How to recover files in VMWare virtual machine disk(.vmdk) file?

If you have another VM then you can add the non-booting vmdk file to it as another hard drive. At least that's the theory, in my experience what boots is the added vmdk file so you would actually want to add a good/bootable vmdk file to the non-booting VM.

Then boot it up and the files will be accessible.

So, to get started, you need to create another RHEL4 VM.

Hope that makes sense.

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I recently installed VMplayer on my Win 7 machine, and I installed Win XP on the VM. So far everything seems to work fine. However, on my home network I have a Linksys NSLU2 mini network server which has a flash drive plugged in that contains my files that I access from any of my home PC's. No problem accessing it from the Win 7 machine, but when I try to setup a "new network place" on the XP system, I get an error telling me that the address is not valid. The format I'm using is:
\\Server Name\Share Name.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I appreciate any input!!

A:Solved: Home Network Access from Virtual Machine

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dear sirs,
my computer often pop a small windows saying "windows script host access is disabled on this machine. contact your administrator for details"
how can i fix this problem?
 i can't go back to certain time to recover? HP system usually gives options of certain time to recover.  i can not use the beginning of installation since the programs and data will be cleaned.
thank you very much for your help.

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let me get straight to the point
I tried to fix my usb flash drive as it has something called "SHORTCUT VIRUS". So I googled it and found an application to fix it called USB fixer. I installed it and through that , I vaccinated my all drives but by mistake I selected the option "deactivate windows script host" or host script ?whatever, then I found this didnt work. So i'd leave it. I found a blog about using readyboost to make your pendrive as a RAM. Although I was aware of it I thought i just speeds up your system. I didnt restarted my laptop till now when I tried running readyboost it gave me an error "windows host script access is disabled on this machine.contact you administrator blah blah."I am the administrator!. So I thought devaccinating would do the trick. But its not devaccinating. I tried changing the registry in hkey_current_user and hkey_idont remember. It is enabled as the value in settings is 1 on both the sides, so i restared my laptop and found the error poping up at startup.i dont want to do a system reset

Hoping for quick response,
Thanks in advance

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Hallo, My T7500, with 1 x Xeon E5503 and 24 GB RAM, is very slow while running a virtual machine (virtualbox). CPU on 100 all the time RAM use seams ok, 50% or lower.
Q1: Any idea on how to speed it up?
Q2 Can I replace the E5502 2 cpu , 2 threads with another one  with e.g.with 4CPU each 4 threads? If yes, do you expect a major speed increase? Any processor recommendation?
Q3: can the entire motherboard be changed with a more modern one ?
Thank you

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hi there, im a newbie here, hope ill find the answer here

I wanna ask, I have Windows Vista 64 (Home Premium) - and I have installed the Virtual Machine from microsoft - and installed the windows XP 32 and Windos Vista 32 bit inside that virtual PC - everythings great - workin fine, even the program cuz of which I have done this is workin, but there is one big BUT: neither of those windows find proper hardware on my PC - i have Asus P6T with i7 950 (CPU is found) but motherboard not.. also - graphic card not found properly (nVidia GT430) and the main drawback for me - I have a TV card - AverMedia -> to run along with a normal camera - but it dont even say there is any TV card in it - not even the slot for the card (even though I install all drivers neccessary for it... Why it doesnt find my hardware properly in that virtual system???

thank you


A:Virtual machine on Vista x64 problem

Becauase a virtual machine doesn't quite work that way. It generalizes the system, and those slots belong to the real computer.

It only replicates stuff, using generics. Especially gpus. You'll notice its a "generic" adapter. Last I played, only usb prts could be used as if it were An actusal computer.

Virtual machines are more for OS and software than using periphrials like gpus and pci slots.

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Hi all. Where I work we're almost all using Windows XP SP2. We are now beginning to deploy Windows Vista. We're trying to figure out how to support both OS's at the helpdesk. One idea is to install Vista on our XP machines and dual boot. I had an idea to install Vista in a virtual machine using Virtual PC. We could each then launch Vista as needed. One caveat I see is that Vista is a resource hog and thus the helpdesk machines would need plenty of RAM. Do you think 3 gigs per machine is enough for both XP and Vista? I'd go to 4 gigs but my understanding is that XP can't really use 4 gigs due to a problem with virtual address space limitations inherent in 32-bit systems. Let me know your thoughts.

A:Vista virtual machine in XP system

I would say 2 gigs would be enough. That is what we ran with when I was out at Microsoft for some Vista meetings.

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I'm having a problem with my Canon All-In-One printer scanning from my Vista 64 bit desktop and my Vista 32 bit laptop. I have downloaded the proper drivers for each computer as well as the updated program for scanning. I can print, but cannot scan. The 64 bit will scan for about 5 inches, then the scanner freezes and it thereafter tells me the scanner isn't connected. The 32 bit won't start the scanner at all. It tells me it can't find the driver for the scanner.

Canon says the drivers will be found in Vista, which they aren't. They are now telling me to clean out my machine which I have done before with no effect.

Is there any chance that if I install a virtual drive and install Windows XP to it that the scanner will run from it. It works fine on my Win XP machine, but it, unfortunately, only boots when it is in the mood.


A:run scanner from virtual XP on Vista machine

If by "virtual drive" you mean running XP in a virtual machine then yes, a VM should allow you to access peripherials.

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Hello all,
I suspect this will not be possible, but I was wondering if I could run Windows 10 as a virtual machine using (Virtual Box) on my Vista laptop, 32- bit, Intel core 2 duo cpu [email protected] with 3Gb of ram.?.

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I was in Disk Management and was shrinking my disk C: where Windows 7 is located, to make room for another operating system. The window seemed as if it crashed so I closed it. It was a mistake. I opened it back up and now it's stuck at "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service". Partitions don't show up.

I can't dare to shut down the PC because I'm scared that it will never open because I have played with its consistency by stopping a partitioning process. I can't run CHKDSK because Windows is running on it.

Do you think the testdisk command of Linux Terminal will work? I once recreated partition tables flawlessly with it.

And how deep poop am I in, right now? The PC is working but I just can't guarantee the next boot.

Best regards.

UPDATE: I downloaded Partition Wizard and everything seems ok in there. Looks as if it was never partitioned at all. There's no unallocated space unlike what I thought.

A:Disk Shrinking problem. Cannot access to Virtual Disk Service

use MiniTool.Partition.Wizard.Pro.7.5.1 to manage your partitions, its a very handy and graphical tool.
get it from:MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition - CNET Download.com

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I read a walk through in the British magazine PC PRO PC PRO: IT News & Reviews about transfering an old computer XP based system on to a new computer running Vista, with the XP becoming a guest to the Vista host, using the product available at VMware Converter for workstation to virtual pc and virtual machine migration - VMware. and then operating the installed client through VMware server Console. [ I haven't tried to this myself but a few points for you if you want to, when you load up the VMware converter in your old machine you will get a message asking have you an enterprise licence, respond by clicking "continue in starter mode", the transfer software should be available gratis at the www address above, the utility to run the installed client is called VMware server VMware Server, Virtual Server Consolidation, Free Virtualization - VMware and should be available gratis ( dont worry about the "server " bit in the name that will not cause a problem runing on Vista, but remember once your guest (s) is/are installed as this is designed as a server application shutting down the console will not shut down any guest(s) you have running, you need to shut down any guest(s) before you exit the console ).

Best and Warm Regards
Adrian Wainer

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Hi, Recently my antivirus found numerous trojans in C:/users/name/Temp/Local Folder, and seeing this I manually deleted all of the non-folders and non-.xml files in the Local Folder. Ever since then I kept on getting an error message on startup: "JAVA virtual machine launcherUnable to access .jar file sysboot2486260447034318996.jar" So I googled how to remove this error and came upon this site and the moderator nasdaq, who help resolve a similar problem with another user. Then I follow the steps on that post:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/477507/eveytime-i-boot-up-my-computer-i-get-an-error-unable-to-access-jarfile-igfxperf-after-a-trojan/ And I got to the point about using ComboFix, and that is where I stopped since from this step onwards, it is advised to use ComboFIx only under supervision. So here's what I got from DDS (Attached to this Post). Please help me resolve this problem. N.B. I also tried reinstalling Java which didn't work.DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16464 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2Run by Simpson at 7:44:12 on 2013-11-18Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.64.1033.18.3979.1912 [GMT 13:00].AV: Avira Desktop *Disabled/Updated* {F67B4DE5-C0B4-6C3F-0EFF-6C83BD5D0C2C}SP: Avira Desktop *Disabled/Updated* {4D1AAC01-E68E-63B1-344F-57F1C6DA4691}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running... Read more

A:Java Virtual Machine Launcher unable to access sysboot248626044703431899

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifica... Read more

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I will be installing Vista Busieness 64bit on a system with Vista Home Premium 32bit currently installed. I want to convert the current install into a virtual machine (using VMware converter) so I can fallback to that environment from time to time after I install Vista 64bit.

Is there anything I should be aware of? I am not 100% clear if I am actually allowed to migrate this install into a VM with the current license agreement.


A:Backing up Vista 32bit as Virtual Machine

I'm not 100% clear on the license either.

What I don't see after researching the program is support for vista in the first place:

From the website:
VMware Converter can run on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4 (SP4 +) and 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

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I run Vista Home Premium and realize it is unsupported.

When I try to install Windows 95, I get an error message like "no DHCP or proxy DHCP was offered" or something. The disk is in, and yes I tried making the disk drive my primary controller.


A:Microsoft Virtual Machine 2007/Vista

if you want to run Windows 95 on Virtual PC 2007? The first thing to know is that it will still run, just without Virtual Machine Additions. The next thing to know is that if you take the Virtual Machine Additions from Virtual PC 2004 and install them on Windows 95 under Virtual PC 2007, it should work. Keep in mind that this is all unsupported.http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archi...windows-95.aspx

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I have Vista Business with SP1 installed on my T61 Laptop (see my computer Specs in the little computer icon next to my name)

I have 1 Virtual PC running with 512 MB RAM allocated to it. this VM is running Microsoft Server 2003 R2. the problem is that its very choppy and slow. I had Virtual PC 2007 installed on this same system, with out the service pack 1 on the host OS and it ran fine.
In both cases the Virtual PC tools were installed

Is this an issue with Vista Service Pack 1, or is there some setting in the VM that i need to set?

A:Virtual PC 2007 on Vista, Slow Virtual PCs

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I am trying to install XP SP3 on a Virtual Machine using Oracle VM software. I have XP on a cd and once the installation starts I get this message: File i386 vgaoem.fon could not be loaded. The error code is 4. How can I resolve this issue or is there some sort of insurmountable conflict? I am running Vista Home Premium on my laptop. Will someone please help, as this is driving me crazy.

A:Trying to Install XP On Oracle Virtual Machine: Vista Primary OS


File i386 vgaoem.fon could not be loaded. The error code is 4.

Sounds like there is a problem with your XP disc, it is either scratched or the CD rom drive is not reading properly. Clean the disc thoroughly. Try a different CD or CD drive.

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This started happening few days ago probably after a windows update. I tried uninstalling HyperV component restart, readd restart etc no luck. My existing hyperv virtual machines fail with the same error, to create a new one also fails.
Please advise, Thank you.
The server encountered an error while creating New Virtual Machine.
Failed to create a new virtual machine
New Virtual Machine failed to realize
Failed to access configuration store 0x80070003

Gokhan Varol

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Hi everyone. I've just got a quick question that's been bothering me for a while. Recently I've noticed some bizarre activity in Win 7 Professional. I run ESET NOD32 v4, and it shows a 'current activity' readout that displays whatever file is being scanned, and thus currently being accessed by the OS or a program. I was watching it while my system was idle, and suddenly it started to scan through the Virtual Store directory. Specifically, it starting to scan through all of my old IM logs from a legacy IM client (Trillian). Now, I haven't even opened that IM client in a week, and the logs it was scanning were over three months old and haven't been altered since.

I ran a scan with NOD 32 v4, Windows Defender, and MalwareBytes antimalware. All of these came back clean with no infections/intrusions detected... But I can't think of any reason why three-month old files from a program that hasn't been run in a week would be accessed at all, other than a rootkit virus or something hidden poking through my personal correspondence.

Is there some reason that Win 7 might be accessing these file for some other purpose? I don't have automatic backups set up, and it looked pretty specific that the disk activity leafed through that specific folder and then stopped dead without looking at anything else.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Disk access to Virtual Store folder for no reason?

What application was scanning the logs?

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Hello. I have an HP Touchsmart 15 that I bought in 2014. It is a 64-bit Windows 8.1 machine but has been upgraded to Windows 10. I have been/am being compromised by some sore of remote access tool. The webcam and microphone are being accessed, I find all sorts of documents on my machine with int'l characters, and there is a virtual X: BOOT drive that is either the problem itself, or is part of the problem along with a corrupt BIOS. I have tried flashing the BIOS then immediately running DBAN and re-installing Windows from commercial optical media, but this keeps coming back. I have tried UnHack Me and Rogue Killer and a lot of things like System Mechanic unsuccessfully. Please help. Thanks.

A:Need help with remote access tool and malware-filled virtual disk

Welcome to BC..
From where did you get the Windows DVD or ISO? Be exact and is it Windows 10 you now have?

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Which to tackle first?
I download and ran HJT. I received an error popup indicated access to the Host file was denied. Error reads" For some reason your computer denied write access to the Host file. If any hijacked domains are in this file Hijack This may NOT be able to fix them" My problems began about 3 weeks ago with frequent blue screen restarts, then low disk space even though very little saved to drives. System is Acer laptop Extensa 4420. Running Vista with current updates. 170Gb HD and 2gb mem. I'll post HJT log in notepad format. If someone is available, let me know where to start the troubleshooting. Is it the Host file issue or do we begin with the disk space problem? I've run AVG, and Superantispyware only finding seemingly innocuous cookie threats nothing major. The folder separation in the screenshot and the low disk space began about 2 weeks ago.

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I've got a few machines on Virtual PC, copies of one base installed template, all running XP Pro.

I moved one of these virtual machines to another box, and now that virtual machine cannot talk to any other virtual machine on the original box, or the original host itself.

Any ideas why this is?

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Can someone explain the difference between these 3 programs?

A:Remote desktop, Virtual Machine and Virtual Box

Hi Jason6161 Two of these words are closely related, while the other one isn't.Remote Desktop is often a reference to the "RDP" acronym, which means "Remote Desktop Protocol", a protocol used by Microsoft Windows systems to remotely connect to another Windows system (or even other OS now). There's a nice little article on Microsoft website about, I suggest you to give it a read. If there's something you don't understand in it, let me know and I'll explain it to you.Connect to another computer using Remote Desktop ConnectionA Virtual Machine is like the state name, a machine that doesn't exist physically, it only exists virtually inside a system. It's the emulation of a system inside another system. So you could for example have Windows 8.1 installed on your computer, but using a program, create a virtual machine running Windows XP in it. To put it simply, it's running an independant system (guest) inside a system (host). For more information, you can consult the Wikipedia article below.Virtual machineVirtualBox is a program developped and maintenant by Oracle that allows you to create virtual machines. It's what we call an "hypervisor". A program that allows you to create and manage virtual machines. For more information, you can consult their website and their Wikipedia article.VirtualBoxVirtualBox WikiSo to sum it up, you can use VirtualBox to create a virtual machine (or multiple VMs), and you use the "Remote Desktop" to connect remotely to another computer and access it. ... Read more

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:15:51 PM, on 3/28/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\program files\panda security\panda global protection 2010\firewall\PSHOST.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe... Read more

A:Computer slow, no control+alt+del, denied access to host file?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please download OT... Read more

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I purchased this computer just before Vista was available but also bought it with a Vista upgrade disk whic was sent to me when it was available.  After seeing the problems with Vista I did not install it for several years.  When support for XP was stopped I installed it and it worked fine.  My son had the machine and was having some problems with it.  I went out and cleaned it for him.  There was quite a few Windows updates that he had not run, so I proceeded to install them.  After installation it started giving a me a compatability message for one of the drivers and disabeled it.  I need some help addressing this problem.
Dell E520 with XP originally
driver:  Sonic Solutions DLA
publisher - Sonic Solutions
updates causing problem - net framework 1.1 service pack security update
                                            Windows Vista service pack 1 (KB936330)
These two updates will not install.
This is not the machine I am writing on now.

A:Windows XP machine with a Vista upgrade disk

See this kb from Roxio. If you have any of the software mentioned, you need to apply a patch depending on which version of Vista you have 32bit or 64bit. If you used an upgrade disk then you most likely have Vista 32bit but you can check it. Right click Computer > Properties.

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Hi guys,

I recently setup a vpn using netgear vpn/firewalls...

got it working...but couldnt log on to the domain.

then changed the dns server on the machine to my server on the otherside
was able to join the domain and logon

from the otherside i can ping the server and gateway
But i cant ping a machine (Camera security system) address
no reply

i have a software client that connects to the nmachine...and its working on the otherside.
the addresses are in the same range 10.0.0.x

why is this? any ideas?
also i had a custom accounts application running over the vpn...seemed terribly slow.
is this how vpns are? have i got a configuration problem?

new to this stuff...


A:Solved: my VPN seems slow and i cant access a machine


i can see every address through a scanner...except ping...but can ping on the otherside.
i have 10.0.0.x on the network side

and 192.168.1.x on the house side...

why cant i see this machine? is it the firewall on the office side?

wouldnt think so as i can see the machine...


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Hi, I had a thread before but it was close due to inactivity - which is my fault my net gave way for a few days, and been having hell with my ISP. Finally got it back working again, so here's a new HJT log for someone to look at.

Hope one of the pros can help me out
I can't access Taskmanager (it doesnt show in Ctrl+Alt+Del), Have random BSODs, slow machine overall.
DDS (Ver_09-11-24.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Admin at 13:34:03.21 on Fri 27/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18828 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_16
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.61.1033.18.3038.1446 [GMT 11:00]

SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Outdated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Slow/Restricted Access Machine

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follo... Read more

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