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November 16, 2006

VM Crash

I fired up my project’s Virtual PC image only to have it start reporting weird memory errors. I restarted the OS, but then it would not boot into windows. I was seeing a brief blue screen error. So I mounted my Windows ISO image and ran “chkdsk /r”. It seemed to fix some errors. I also ran fixboot.
Still the OS would not boot (some error reading the registry now). I ran chkdsk on the host OS just in case – no errors were found.
I then tried an in-place install of Windows… still wouldn’t boot.


I decided to cut my losses. I launched a different Virtual PC with the broken PCs hard drive attached as secondary. I was then able to copy all the important files.
Now I’m going to re-install Windows from scratch… so much for a productive day!

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