Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Virtual PC will not boot

Yes I have installed Virtual PC 2004, and picked Windows 2003 has my Virtual PC. But when starting my virtual machine, I see the BIOS screen as it boots up but then it says "reboot and select the proper boot device."
Not really sure what I am missing to make it boot up. I have tried creating another virtual hard drive but that didn't do anything either.

any ideas to get it started?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Virtual PC will not boot
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Virtual PC will not boot
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Sounds pricey.

In reply to: Virtual PC will not boot

With that investment in 2003, why not just run 2003?


Collapse -

In reply to: Sounds pricey.

Oh Im working on my MCSA and just wanted another system to practice on than my own. I have a server down in Miami that runs 2003 and can remotely log into it, but would like something i really can't mess up.

any ideas?

Collapse -
Ask others in the class how they got it going.

In reply to: testing

Here that's a thousand bucks between the license and all that. So we just run it natively.


Collapse -
Virtual PC 2004

In reply to: Ask others in the class how they got it going.

I downloaded Virtual PC 2004 which was free from the Microsoft site.

Collapse -
That's free, but not the OS. And...

In reply to: Virtual PC 2004

Collapse -

In reply to: That's free, but not the OS. And...

make sure it is empty (Floppy Drive) if you have one

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Best Black Friday Deals

CNET editors are busy culling the list and highlighting what we think are the best deals out there this holiday season.