mpack wrote:To repeat :-
Turn the "IO APIC" option on.
This is not a suggestion or a speculation. Hanging on a black screen when booting a VMware VM is nearly always happens because VMWare defaults to IO APIC on, VirtualBox defaults to having it turned off. Either turn IO APIC on or use the HALu tool to change your HAL. Windows will not boot with the wrong HAL.
Thanks mpack! That seems to have worked!
The machine has booted into the Ctrl-Alt-Del screen!
I will let you know if I encounter any more issues!