Microsoft Virtual PC

Microsoft Virtual PC shutdowns by itself for no apparent reason

When Microsoft Virtual PC shutdowns by itself for no apparent reason, check for the following error message in Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Event Viewer->Application: Faulting application Virtual PC.exe, version 6.0.192.0, time stamp 0x4822fe31, faulting module Virtual PC.exe, version 6.0.192.0, time stamp 0x4822fe31, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x000424e2, process id 0xc58, application start time 0x01cabc27053164bc. If you find that error message, then simply set the Virtual PC.exe process to use only 1 CPU. You can do it by doing the followings:

  1. Open the Windows Task Manager.
  2. Go to the Processes tab, right-click on Virtual PC.exe and select Set Affinity....
  3. Select only 1 of the CPUs.

List of Windows images from Microsoft

Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11575