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XP Mode virtual machine cannot access internet

Q: XP Mode virtual machine cannot access internet

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?

Preferred Solution: XP Mode virtual machine cannot access internet

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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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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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Hi All,

Is is possible to access the Internet from inside an XP Mode Virtual Machine, running on Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit ?

Looking at the Virtual Machine Networking settings, I have a choice of three options for Adapter 1: "Internal Network" , "Shared Networking (NAT)" , and "Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller".

Looking at Network Connections inside XP Mode, it says the LAN or High-Speed Internet status is "Connected, Firewalled" (and Device Name "Intel 21140-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (Generic)")

But Internet Explorer inside XP Mode says "the page cannot be displayed. To attempt fixing network connectivity problems, click Tools, and then click Diagnose Connection Problems". I have tried ticking Automatically detect settings under Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings.

Windows 7 ipconfig says IP address, subnet mask and default gateway

Inside XP Mode ipconfig says IP Address, subnet mask and default gateway I can successfully ping both and from inside XP Mode.

I can also successfully access "" from Internet Explorer inside XP Mode (because I am running Apache Tomcat on Windows 7).

Thanks for your time and advise,
Best regards,

A:Windows XP Mode (Virtual Machine) accessing Internet

Quote: Originally Posted by James2000

Looking at the Virtual Machine Networking settings, I have a choice of three options for Adapter 1: "Internal Network" , "Shared Networking (NAT)" , and "Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller".

Which one of these options do you have selected? The one that you want is Shared Networking (NAT).

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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 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 unable to use XP Mode with either AVG or Avast installed.

It was working fine for years with AVG installed, then all of a sudden whenever XP Mode was used, I'd get a blue screen and the machine would reboot. I uninstalled AVG, XP Mode and Virtual Machine. Reinstalled XP Mode and Virtual Machine and it works fine.
As soon as I reinstalled AVG it did it again.

I've tried the same with Avast and the same thing happens.

Has anyone seen this before?

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I've been using the XP mode on Windows 7 for a few years now and all of a sudden the last few times it's prompting me for a password to log in. Also it had a error message saying integration features not working. And the time it takes to start the Virtual Machine is very very long. What to do?

Noticed when closing the virtual machine it says "hibernating". Is that supposed to be that way?

I tried restarting the virtual machine several times but it still is asking for password.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3895 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 217 GB (34 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 304Ah
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

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We are migrating several hundred workstations from XP to Windows 7 Enterprise. We have several legacy and internally developed applications that cannot run under Windows 7 and will be using XP Mode for them. This works well in a test environment. Some of the applications will not work in NAT mode, so bridged mode is required. Our issue is that several of the workstations are in a common area and used by many users. Each time a new user logs on to the host and launches an XP Mode application a new virtual machine is created in that userís profile which acquires a new, unique IP address from DHCP. This behavior introduces all sorts of problems, not least of which is the depletion of addresses in the DHCP scope. We tried putting the original VMC file in the Default user profile to no avail. Is there a way to prevent a new VM from being created for each new user so that all the users on a workstation will use the same virtual machine? Many thanks.

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I have W-7 Pro..legal My own Disc, not OE.
XP mode in Virtual machine has been working fine for me till this morning.
I received a dialog box indicating an update, so I clicked.
After the update was completed the following occurs

Now when I open this program this message is received.

Asks me to try again or continue with out them.
Try again, just keeps doing the same.
Continue will open a log on box that up in the tools menu enables me to
install integration components.
Clicking this action, an hour glass show activity along with HD lights blinking.
However this has been going on now for over 2 hours..
I need this program to run a web site using Front Page 2002.
If all else fails to fix this, can I eliminate this part and reinstall..

A:Solved: Windows 7 Virtual machine XP mode integration ?

I uninstalled XP mode from the control panel.
Went to Micro-softs site and downloaded XP mode again.
A lot of side tracks, however I have it back on my windows 7 again.
I should be alright now since I only have 1 program to use on it..
Hope this helps some one.

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Dell Inspiron 5558
Intel Core i3-4005U 1.70 GHZ
RAM: 4.0 GB
OS: Win 7 SP 1 with updates.
Problem: A fresh install of Virtual PC and XP Mode crash the system with a BSOD.
I have run sfc /scannow, and the windows installer repair tool after uninstalling the software. I reinstalled and same result.
DMP:  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10471204/013116-30903-01.dmp
WinDBG Result: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10471204/WinDBG%20on%20Dump.txt.txt
Question: What can I do to fix this? Can vpcvmm.sys be fixed without a wipe? Is it potentially driver issues?

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Win7 x64 Command & Conquer Generals does not work in any compatability mode or with XP virtual OSOthers had reported this working but I could not get it to work at all both games just crash at startup with a Technical Difficutlites dialog box displayed.† I think it may have something to do with graphics mode switching problems, but can't really tell.SPECS:Alienware Area51 m15x† 4Gb Ram, 200Gb 7200RPM internal hard-disk.† 8800GTX graphics card. Processors: Intel(R)Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X7900 @ 2.8 GHzNote: Command & Conquer III Tiberium wars works fine in Win7 x64 no compatability mode required.UPDATE:† I got the game working by using XP SP3 compatability mode and running as administrator.† Re-installed the game again.apparently it gets confused sometimes if you have more than one CD drive, picked the correct drive this time and it is working now.

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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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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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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!

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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Hi everybody!

I'm new here, and I have one problem that I can't solve.
I've installed Microsoft virtual 2007 Pc on my laptop that's running on windows 7. In Virtual PC I installed Windows 2k3 server enterprise edition. Network controller settings forit is NAT, and In 2k3 server I don't have Internet connection. Before while I was running XP it worked perfectly. I suspect on firewall in win 7, but I don't know how to edit it to allow virtual PC go to internet... does anyone knows the answer?
thank you!

A:internet connection in virtual machine

Quote: Originally Posted by domac385

Hi everybody!

I'm new here, and I have one problem that I can't solve.
I've installed Microsoft virtual 2007 Pc on my laptop that's running on windows 7. In Virtual PC I installed Windows 2k3 server enterprise edition. Network controller settings forit is NAT, and In 2k3 server I don't have Internet connection. Before while I was running XP it worked perfectly. I suspect on firewall in win 7, but I don't know how to edit it to allow virtual PC go to internet... does anyone knows the answer?
thank you!

Hi domac. Welcome to Windows Seven Forums! I was new here once also so we have that in common!

Hopefully, this tutorial on Windows 7 Firewall will give you the info you are looking for. If not, please let us know!


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In Windows 8 Pro I have created a virtual machine using Win XPSP3. I've tried everything I can to get an internet connection for my VM. I'm not on a network so I've created an external virtual switch. I've tried using both the legacy adapter and a network adapter. I've tried changing the IP address -even tried a DNS address but the best I've achieved so far is "limited or no Connectivity". I also tried Win 7 Home Premium VM with the same result - no internet connection.
The virtual manager should set this up automatically but doesn't so if anyone has any ideas, I'd like to hear them.

A:Cannot connect to Internet in Virtual Machine

Hi Gramcam, welcome to the Eight Forums.

That sounds like if your virtual switch is connected to a NIC which is offline:

(Click to enlarge.)

Check this tutorial to see how to connect a host NIC to a virtual switch, screenshot in Part 2 step 3: http://www.eightforums.com/attachmen..._switch_03.png


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how to connect to internet from virtual machine? I'm running vista

A:how to connect to internet from virtual machine?

Which type of virtual machine do you use?
Normally, after installing virtual machine, internet connection should be present from the get go.

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How to block internet access to local machine users. The machine is in under domain control.

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Hello, guys, i decided to use Hyper-V, because of its performance advantage over Virtualbox, but i have a problem with the Internet connection on the virtual machine. I get the Internet connection from my ISP through PPPOE connection and not just by placing
LAN cable in my network adapter. I saw tutorials on the Web, but they are all based on getting the Internet connection directly through LAN or Wi-Fi without PPPOE. Could you tell me the steps for setting up my Internet on the VM for my case or point me to
some tutorial or resource, etc.

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I am currently running Windows XP Professional SP2 with all subsequent patches and fixes. Connection to the Internet is via an ADSL modem connected to a 4-port wireless router which serves three laptops and one desktop machine. The Router is secured in that a) DHCP is disabled - all IP addresses are allocated manually, b) Access is restricted to machines whos NIC addresses match an entry in the ACL on the Router and c) 128-bit AES Encryption is enabled. This setup works fine for XP.

Onto this machine I have installed Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 using which I have created a virtual machine onto which I have installed Vista Ultimate which is working fine.

My question is how do I configure the two machines so that the Guest system (Vista) is able to access the Internet without affecting the ability of the Host machine (XP) to access the Internet in its own right? As all the ports on the Router are in use I assume that I will have to, in some way, tell Vista to use the XP connection (using NAT?)

I am not a networking expert by any means, so can anyone tell me, in simple language, how I should set up the configuration?


A:Solved: Connecting Virtual Machine to Internet

It's in the VPC configuration, you can either share the NIC or use the NAT option. I share the NIC with my VPC sessions, and I have no problem with the virtual sessions getting to the Internet, or sharing files with other machines on the network.

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I have Windows 10 and run Linux on a virtual machine in VMware.
Is it possible to set it up so my internet traffic only runs through the Linux VM and not through Windows? I figure this would be a good setup for security.

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hi guys

i have vmware on my win XP and installed ubuntu on my vmware.
so now i wanna know how can i share my internet connection with ubuntu which is on virtual machine?

A:how to share internet conection with another OS on virtual machine?

Probably need to go into the virtual machine settings
and set it to use or share the network card.

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I have windows 7 64bit as my
native OS (as of now). I am trying to
run windows xp professional 32bit on
a vmware virtual machine.
Everything is working perfectly,
except I cannot figure out how to
connect to the internet.
I know nothing about internet
connections or terms. NAT, host-only,
TCP, these all go over my head. I
know nothing. Please, can you
explain in layman's terms how to
connect to the internet from the
virtual machine?
ps. I am connecting to a secured
network via wi-fi. (i could connect to
an unsecured network if i really had
to, but i'd prefer not to have to)

A:How to connect a virtual machine tothe internet (vmware)?

If your HOST machine has internet access via the network, so will you guest if it has network access.
I don't remember doing anything special when I set mine up!

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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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Hi All,
I have established a Virtual Wifi Miniport and would like to share my laptops internet via the Miniport. Whenever I connect my android phone with this access point, it works perfectly for a few minutes and then all of a sudden there is no internet on the phone. The phone remains connected to the laptop hotspot but the internet access is no more there. Now at this point if I disconnect the connection between my phone and the hotspot and then again try to reconnect back again, it wont even connect. The phone will keep on searching and shows connecting status but can never connect. I have tried all sorts of softwares connectify, virtual router, intel mywifi and even tried to create a hotspot from the cmd using netsh command. All the hotspots work in the exact same way intially works perfect but maybe after half an hour internet is gone. I have completed all the steps properly even changed the settings in the laptop adapter with interet access to allow other networks to connect but nothing seems to work. I have a Windows 7 Machine and my wireless adapter is Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless N-100 and the drivers are up to date according to windows. I know that its a problem with my laptop/OS or something because my android phone can connect and remain connected( without losing internet ) to the connectify hotspot in my wifi enabled desktop PC.I am breaking my head over this for the past 15 days even formatted my system once but no use. Please help if you can..please!

A:Internet sharing via Virtual Wifi miniport drops internet access

I guess no one has an answer to this one...my bad luck...

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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 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'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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Hello, I have had 2 people come up to me at my part time job saying they cant access the internet because there computer says they are low on virtual memory, what does low on virtual [u]memory actually mean and what can be done about it.

A:Can't Access Internet, "low On Virtual Memory"

Basically, the Page File (Virtual Memory) is what your operating system uses when it runs low on RAM resources.virtual memorypagingThe minimum should be 1.5 times your memory size. The maximum should be, at least, three times your memory. If you continue to have problems, raise the maximum. Keep raising it until you no longer get the message.Then click the Set button.Or, the best solution, you could increase the amount of RAM your system has by buying more, since raeding the hard drive is much slower than RAM.That's how I solved my, low virtual memory, problem.

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Hi, just thought I might ask the professional if they know of any issues concerning Virtual PC and access to the internet.

I've recently installed VPC on my computer and am running an XP client and Windows Server 2003 on two separate virtual hard disks.

The problem I'm having is, is that as soon as I run one, I can no longer access the internet on my host machine.

The real annoying part is that even if I exit and close the virtual operating systems and VPC altogether I still can't access the net.

I have unplug my router and modem, reconnect and restart my machine to be able to access.

Anyone know what may be causing the problem and a way around this?



A:Can't access the internet while running Virtual PC!

It may be that the virtual network adapters are interfering with the performance of the real network adapter. I sometimes have a similar problem in VM and I have to disable the virtual adapters to get it going again.

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https://modern.ie/ used to supple several virtual machine downloads to cater for previous Internet Explorer versions, 7-10. They seem to have all been removed and no longer available as the only option is for a single
IE11 and Edge VM.
Here is a GitHub repo https://github.com/magnetikonline/linux-microsoft-ie-virtual-machines which has all the previous download URLs and there is an open issue https://github.com/magnetikonline/linux-microsoft-ie-virtual-machines/issues/14 indicating
that the VMs are non-existent anymore.
I need to download these VMs to test work for clients. I know it's old tech but it's essential for me.
Any idea where to get them from, or where an old archive download may be?

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I've been trying to use connectify to use my laptop as a hotspot.
I have an ethernet connection that my laptop connects to and i want to connect my itouch to the internet via wifi.
I installed connectify and it worked just as it says it should, I can even connect my itouch.
But i never get the internet connection with the itouch.
I've checked and my Atheros wireless adapter is supported and everything seems like it should work, but for some reason it doesn't.

Please help. I have a hunch it's maybe a small little thing that's blocking the internet (possibly a windows sharing setting?).

A:Connectify Virtual WiFi no Internet Access

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Hi i use Toshiba satellite A300. I had a virtual wifi connection o my pc. but its gone for a long. i tried lots of thing; updates, old version drivers, resetting connection with "netsh wlan set hostednetwork ..." cmd command. but i still had "no internet access" error on my virtual wifi connection. can anybody help me with that?

A:Microsoft Virtual Wifi - No internet access

What do you mean by "virtual wifi"?

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I have windows xp and recently had a virus along with some adwares (PCDefender). Anyways, I was able to remove the virus by using "malwarebytes" by running it the safe mode/w netowking. After I ran the full scan and rebooted in the normal mode, I was unable to use the internet; so I call up my ISP (verizon) and they help me check my connectin in ms dos by using ip config and cpl other thgs not sure but I was able get connection.

I was able to connect the internet in the safe mode but coundn't in normal mode. Please help.


A:Internet access in Safe mode\not in Normal Mode

Hello and welcome to TSF

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please start a new thread in our Virus/Trojan/Spyware forum along with the required logs

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Hi all,

I've had this problem since yesterday (5/25/15) and haven't managed to find a fix for it yet. The issue is that although I have internet access--and Google even boots up how it normally would--I am unable to access websites. I am able to search perfectly fine, but the connections "time out" and do not connect. When I decided to troubleshoot, I received "-website name- is online, but network is unable to connect". I am still able to access the internet on my phone and other devices.

Thank you for any and all help!

UPDATE: I now am unable to view the Google homepage on startup with Google Chrome.

A:Able to access internet in Safe Mode, not normal mode

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Exemple oracle vm virtuelbox dont let me install driver for graphic card like x1650 agp for windows xp and i cannot play to my game silverfall .

Seriousely witch virtuality program can let me play a game with xp or vista without driver problem ? Cause i have a game silverfall for xp or vista. My game are not compatible for windows 7 home .

Maybe somebody have solution with or without virtual box ,maybe better program for virtuel utility exist ?

Maybe you know how play silverfall on windows 7 home ?

How (or without virtual box) and if another virtual box exist for that ?

Thank for help .

A:Virtual graphic on machine virtual .

In Virtualbox's main screen, select your XP machine (do not start it). Click settings.On the left side, click System. On the Motherboard tab, set Base Memory to 1024. On the Acceleration tab, be sure that both boxes are checked. You may need to enter your computer's BIOS and enable its virtualization features.On the left side, click Display. On the Video tab, be sure that Enable 3D acceleration and Enable 2d video acceleration are checked. Click OK to save the changes.Start the XP virtual machine and let it finish booting. Above XP you'll see a menu bar. Click Devices > Install Guest Additions and follow the prompts.You will not be able to install your ATI drivers. Virtualbox is emulating its own set of hardware for Windows XP to use. My instructions will tell Virtualbox to give XP enough resources to run your game.As for the game itself, if it is on a CD, click Devices > CD/DVD Devices and make sure that your CD drive is selected.

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I'm busy configuring a fileserver at the moment using winxp pro. It's going to be connected to a lan through a wired connection to a Netgear DG834G router. I wish it to be accessable through the LAN, but I don't wish it to have internet access (with the exception of very few addresses, such as AVG update, spybot update, etc)

This computer isn't going to be used as a workstation at all, and so if something goes wrong, such as the firewall crashing, it won't be noticed. For that reason, as well as blocking massive address ranges through the firewalls advanced rules, I wish also to block the same ranges from within windows. As I understand it, the HOSTS file only deals with outbound traffic, and so I would like to know if there is a foolproof way of blocking these ranges from within windows itself.

Or have I got it all wrong? lol

A:limiting internet access for 1 machine on lan

The right way to do it is to block the addresses from the router. Your router almost certainly has a packet filter in it. In there you specify "allow" rules for the server that let you access the specific IP addresses needed.

The second correct place to do it is the packet filter (or advanced rules or whatever) part of your software firewall. Again, you only give it a few "allow" rules and then put a "deny all" rule in the end.

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Hi, I'm posting this here in an attempt to fix a problem with a laptop with no internet access in normal windows mode. I believe I've cleaned all viruses off, but need independent verification. Spybot S+D and MB's AntiMalware both report a clean machine, but again would like verification. Here's the DDS log, and the attach file is attached:DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Reason at 19:40:05.35 on Mon 06/01/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.502.151 [GMT -4:00]AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {A5F1BC7C-EA33-4247-961C-0217208396C4}FW: Norton 360 *enabled* {371C0A40-5A0C-4AD2-A6E5-69C02037FBF3}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common ... Read more

A:Unable to access internet - safe mode access is ok, network is ok

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 explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I posted in another section about my troubles, but was advised to post here, as I may have a malware problem.

I tried running both the DDS and the Gmer scans, but the DDS would hang up every time. I don't have any script blockers running, as far as I know, and turned off the anti-virus just in case.

The Gmer scan worked fine, and the results are attached.

Although the Wireless indicator says I'm connected, no browser or email program can access the internet. I've since removed the USB adapter for now (Netgear Wireless-N WN111v2). I have a recent driver for it, and tried reinstalling it.

I've tried many other things as well, such as resetting the TCP/IP via Microsoft's FixIt tool, to no avail.

I had recently uninstalled Norton 360, and suspect it may have screwed up the Windows Firewall, and perhaps that is keeping my programs from connecting. I can't start the Firewall to make any changes to it. There are several processes, in fact, that won't start (like DHCP and DNS), and the only thing they seem to have in common is dependencies on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver.

When I go to the Device Manager and view hidden devices, that driver is not working, and can't be started.

Please help! Thank you.

A:XP machine acting funny, can't access internet

Hi jamminjames1, welcome to TSF.

Download DDS from here

Double click to open it. Click the + sign next to 'Options for dds.txt' to expand that area.

Uncheck the box next to 'check mbr', then click the Start button.

Please post both logs it produces.

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I have a laptop with a wireless connection to my neighbor's router. I have 2 xp machines and this laptop wired to a hub. I want to allow my xp machines internet access via the laptop, is this possible?

My first problem is that I cannot access my W7 machine using XP, but I can do the opposite. I downloaded and installed the SP3 for my xp's so I have the discovery mapper add-on. I can play my music from my xp and kinda stay happy while this problem persists.

Nothing I have understood and tried from any post on any blog or help page has done any good except downloading the sp3 stuff. I've been at this for 7 hours now and I find this totally ridiculous. Its not worth the trouble. New software should be better in every way. This is unacceptable. No connection made with a wire should ever say Unidentified on it.

And now a rant:
Why is backward compatability so damn hard?
Why can't corporations deal with the fact that not everybody can upgrade all their machines to the new software?
If this is all about sales, just remember how many customers are leaving when you do this. They don't come back.
(To every software maker) If you can't release software that works like logic would dictate, lets send it to the bottom of the ocean...Im sure you've sold enough crap software to pack the oil well hole shut for good.

A:Want to allow XP machine internet access through W7 Laptop wireless

Quote: Originally Posted by merricksdad

I have a laptop with a wireless connection to my neighbor's router. I have 2 xp machines and this laptop wired to a hub. I want to allow my xp machines internet access via the laptop, is this possible?

My first problem is that I cannot access my W7 machine using XP, but I can do the opposite. I downloaded and installed the SP3 for my xp's so I have the discovery mapper add-on. I can play my music from my xp and kinda stay happy while this problem persists.

Nothing I have understood and tried from any post on any blog or help page has done any good except downloading the sp3 stuff. I've been at this for 7 hours now and I find this totally ridiculous. Its not worth the trouble. New software should be better in every way. This is unacceptable. No connection made with a wire should ever say Unidentified on it.

And now a rant:
Why is backward compatability so damn hard?
Why can't corporations deal with the fact that not everybody can upgrade all their machines to the new software?
If this is all about sales, just remember how many customers are leaving when you do this. They don't come back.
(To every software maker) If you can't release software that works like logic would dictate, lets send it to the bottom of the ocean...Im sure you've sold enough crap software to pack the oil well hole shut for good.

I bet you are running "homegroup" it uses IPv6 and on some systems has conne... Read more

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my son was on the internet on his IBM Thinkpad when numerous pop ups flashed up on the screen.

since then the program/document files on the c drive were all hidden, and we have been unable to get onto the internet.
i have managed to find the document files, but still no internet, and we are unable to access safe mode, or safe mode with networking.

when you try to go into safemode or safe mode with networking you get message saying a problem has been detected
you then have the option to go to the 3 safe mode types again. however this appears to be a never ending circle of error message, and back to this page!
the computer will start normally

any help will be most appreciated


A:no internet access / unable to access safe mode

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdatePress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malware... Read more

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
Run by Bev at 23:01:50 on 2013-12-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.2.1033.18.5611.4021 [GMT -7:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {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 LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\Fuel.Service.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Client Services\HPClientServices.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HPDrvMntSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPWMISVC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\Realtek PCIE Card Reader\RIconMan.exe
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A:Infected With Virus - Will not allow internet access. - Slow Machine.

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Hi folks,
Here's the $0.000064000 question. I have a usb network adapter (RTL SU8192) I want to send to my ex's son the wifi adapter I set his computer up with died. catch is I don't remember the wifi password so I want windows to use the stored one if I download the realtek driver it will install an app and take over the connection. I know windows 7 has a driver on windows update, and I'm hoping that if I could download that to cd he could install the default windows driver and maybe then connect with the stored wifi password.
Any of you know how I could get a manual download of the driver files from windowsupdate for a stand alone machine?

A:getting windows default drivers to a machine without internet access

You can see if any of these,(towards the middle of the page) are what you are looking for.

Realtek drivers

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Hello everyone,

I am hoping someone may be able to help me with the following. I tried to use VMware's free "converter" software to convert my physical HP machine to a virtual machine. However, when trying to run the virtual machine, it says that the virtual machine has two processors & that it is limited to only using one processor, & therefore, will not start. The physical machine is a dual core processor, but I see no way to configure the virtual machine so that it only has one processor.

It seems to me the software should just configure itself to at least run, and from there a person can try to tweak the settings and be advised if there are limitations at that point, but that would make to much sense. Alternatively, they could provide an easy way to change the settings so you can at least get the thing to run, but again, that would make to much sense.

Anyway, if anyone can help me get the virtual machine clone running, please let me know.


A:Using VMware "converter" to convert a physical machine to a virtual machine

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I've just been on a website for the City of York, which said I needed to download and run Virtual machine. This I did. I left the machine downloading and it said it would take 42mins. It still said this when it was half way through. I left the machine for a while and when I came back, the download box had gone.
I don't know if it finished downloading or not, or where it downloaded to. Can anyone help?


A:Virtual machine

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