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OS 9 hangs when starting Windows ME VM in Virtual PC 6.0

I have set up Connectix Virtual PC v6.0 (http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/virtual-pc-6) to run a Windows ME on my PowerBook Ti 550 running OS 9.2.1. I have mounted a Windows ME toast image using Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Utility. However, when I click "Start Emulation" on the VM, the VM window goes black, and the entire OS becomes unresponsive, save for moving the cursor around. Is there anything that I can do to fix this problem?

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Have you created a virtual disk drive for it to install to? I'm assuming the Windows ME disk is an installer disk.

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Yeah, I made a blank hard disk image when setting up the VM. How do I get the VM to boot from the mounted disc image on startup? I got it to boot without hanging the system now, but it just gives me the error "OS not found" when starting up, and doesn't seem to let me boot from the disc image. I even tried using the built-in disc image capture feature, but no such luck.

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I tried to replicate what you're trying to do by installing a fresh Windows OS from a CD image mounted with the Virtual CD/DVD Utility and I didn't have any problem installing from the mounted OS install image.

I didn't have a copy of ME tho' - I used an image made from a Windows 2000 CD that I own. But the installation principle must be the same I would think.

Steps I followed in setting up a new virtual PC before installing the Windows OS:

  1. Mount the install CD using the CD/DVD Utility.
  2. Run VPC6 and choose "New" to invoke the "PC Setup Assistant".
  3. In the PC Setup Assistant window, choose "Create a PC manually" then click the "Right" arrow (in bottom right corner of the PC Setup Assistant window).
  4. Next, choose "Install an operating system onto an empty PC" then click the "Right" arrow.
    Note: Do not click the "Select File..." button in this window.
  5. Next, choose The Operating System you want to install and then click the "Right" arrow.
  6. Next, choose the amount of RAM to allocate for your PC - then click the "Right" arrow.
  7. Next, choose "No" to enabling "Undo Drives" - then click the "Right" arrow.
  8. Next, give your PC an appropriate name, e.g.; "Windows ME" - then click the "Right" arrow.
  9. Lastly, is the "Conclusion" window - click the "Create" button.
  10. This closes the "PC Setup Assistant" window and drops you into the "Virtual PC List" window.
    The name you gave your new PC should be visible in the list. Highlight it's name and click the "Start Up" button.
  11. It should now boot from the CD and begin the PC's OS install process properly.

Good luck.