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Xp mode machine status remains powered down

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November 12, 2009 6:53:57 PM

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 on a Quad Core Q6600 CPU with 8 GB of RAM (See below for exact specs). My BIOS has virtualization activated but I can't get XP Mode to launch. During the setup routine I can only get to the point where I have to click on "Start Setup". After that the program disappears.

If I look at the processes list in the task manager I see VPC.exe and VPCWizard.exe running but that's it. When I start Windows Virtual PC I see XP Mode as a virtual machine but the status is "Powered Down".

BTW, the BIOS is set to default. Any suggestions would be more than appreciated. There is absolutly nothing on the subject online which makes me feel like I'm the only one in the world that has this problem :-(((

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My machine has the following configuration:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2400MHz S775 8MB Box 105W
GPU: 512MB Asus GF EN8600GT Silent/HTDP, PCIe
MoBo: EVGA 780i
BIOS: p08
RAM: 4x 2GB Mushkin
HDD1: HITACHI DeskStar T7K500 500GB SATA II
HDD2: HITACHI DeskStar T7K500 250GB SATA II
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 850W / SLI-Ready / Active PFC
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November 14, 2009 5:27:57 PM

Strange. The Q6600 does indeed have VT technology. I would try to disable the VT in the bios, fire up the computer, then go back to the BIOS and re-enable it. See if that does anything. If not, I would guess it has something to do with software rather than hardware.
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