Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

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Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby acorcolescink » 17. Aug 2011, 12:23

Hi all,

We have been using Microsoft's Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Images to test and develop for Internet Explorer 6 compatibility (found in http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/de ... x?id=11575 ). As we use Linux and Mac workstations, we have been using VirtualBox with the VPC images, and they have worked perfectly (http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/vi ... 1-mm34.iso is a very nice ISO which provides very convenient drivers for the paravirtualized network card provided by VirtualBox).

However, as of the new images of 8/16/11, the virtual drive "Windows XP.vhd" extracted from Windows_XP_IE6.exe does no longer work. Shortly after booting, the screen turns black and the host CPU spins with 100% usage.

We have tried enabling/disabling VM options, to no avail. We have also updated to VirtualBox 4.1.2 r73507.

Has anyone found a fix/workaround?

Cheers,

Alex
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby BillG » 18. Aug 2011, 12:13

I had a look at this today, and you are correct. I could not find any setting which would persuade it to boot under 4.1.2. I don't know what has changed. It still works fine on WVPC.
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby scp » 19. Aug 2011, 05:35

It seems to be the VHD container which does not work to boot from.
I created an empty 64 GB VDI and cloned the original image into it:
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VBoxManage clonehd --existing "Windows XP.vhd" "WinXP IE6.vdi"


Then it booted normaly.
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby BillG » 19. Aug 2011, 06:35

Great! I used the CloneVDI tool to do the same thing and bingo, it boots!
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby acorcolescink » 19. Aug 2011, 07:06

!? Why would that work? Might this be a bug that should be reported?

In any case I'll give it a whirl later, much appreciated, thanks
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby BillG » 19. Aug 2011, 07:37

Who would you report it to? Microsoft?
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby acorcolescink » 19. Aug 2011, 08:15

I'd say VirtualBox. It might be a bug handling VPC images.

edit: yeah, cloning the vhd solved the problem.
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby jlaeser » 19. Aug 2011, 23:09

So i have cloned the updated .vhd to a .vdi but no luck.
The Windows XP gets to the logo and status loading screen but then it flashes a possible blue screen of death then goes to the would you like to start in "safe", "with network" or normal mode

Has anyone see this before?

OS: OSX Lion
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby scp » 20. Aug 2011, 00:15

You can press F8 on boot and then select
"Disable automatic restart on system failure"
After this you will get a blue screen and you can post here the STOP code and driver names if displayed.
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby BillG » 20. Aug 2011, 04:39

acorcolescink wrote:I'd say VirtualBox. It might be a bug handling VPC images.



I doubt it. Have you had any problems with any other .vhd file in VirtualBox?
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby mpack » 20. Aug 2011, 12:17

Someone should report this on the bugtracker, including MS download link, as it sounds like a nice, easily reproduced bug: and it could have wider importance than just one obscure test image from MS.
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby scp » 21. Aug 2011, 00:17

The fun is: If you attach the original Microsoft VHD to the VM and boot from a Bart PE ISO image then the file system on the VHD is full accessible.
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby oliverjesse » 23. Sep 2011, 07:31

Did this using the IE VPC image for IE8 (8/16/11), OS X Lion and 4.1.2. Here's the panic code:

STOP: 0x0000007B (0x80786B58, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Does this mean anything to anybody?
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby gkruitbosch » 29. Nov 2011, 17:12

Slightly older post, but these instructions work for me: http://blog.ertesvag.no/post/5794727557

Short summary: once you're done creating the VM, remove the VHD from the list of SATA drives, add it as an IDE drive, and watch it magically work!
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Re: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC 8/16/11

Postby BillG » 2. Dec 2011, 08:53

But will it run? The image expired on 17th November.
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