Error with Windows ME while booting

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Error with Windows ME while booting

Postby Minionguyjpro » 24. Sep 2021, 16:01

Hello,
I try to use Windows ME with Virtualbox
But i get this error when i try to boot from Hard Disk:
A fatal error occurred while the virtual machine was running. The machine has stopped.
A fatal fo
For support, check out the community section of or refer to your own support contact. Please provide the contents of the log file vBox.log and the image file VBox.png. This can be found in the C:\Users\hwkru VirtualBox VMs Windows ME \Logs folder, including a description of what you were doing at the time
out occurred. Note: you can also access these files via Show Log in the Machine menu of the main VirtualBox window.
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Re: Error with Windows ME while booting

Postby mpack » 24. Sep 2021, 16:22

You need to provide a VM log file as the message says. Make sure the VM is fully shut down, then right click it in the manager UI. Select "Show Log" and save "VBox.log" (no other file) to a zip file. Attach the zip here.
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Re: Error with Windows ME while booting

Postby Minionguyjpro » 25. Sep 2021, 11:32

I upload the log in the attachments:
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Re: Error with Windows ME while booting

Postby mpack » 25. Sep 2021, 13:26

Minionguyjpro wrote:I upload the log in the attachments:

VBox.log wrote:00:00:06.601384 Host RAM: 3970MB (3.8GB) total, 638MB available
...
00:00:07.110254 RamSize <integer> = 0x0000000080000000 (2 147 483 648, 2 048 MB)

This is clearly not going to work. Giving 2GB to a WinDOS era OS is not appropriate anyway. Try 64MB, which would have been a good spec back in the day.

You should also cut graphics RAM to 32MB. And disable 3D acceleration: there are no Guest Additions for WinME so there's no way (no drivers) for such a guest to access accelerated graphics. See the "Howto" area for tips on how to set up a Win9x/WinME guest for best performance given the lack of GAs support.

I should warn you that your host PC has one of the lowest specs I've ever seen for something running a 64bit Windows OS. You only have 4GB RAM (total) and 2 cores on an Intel Pentium CPU. You need to be very careful about what resources you can afford to give to VMs.
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Re: Error with Windows ME while booting

Postby BillG » 26. Sep 2021, 09:26

And its running Windows 11! Can't see that lasting when Microsoft enforces minimum specs for Win 11.

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00:00:06.279863 OS Product: Windows 10
00:00:06.279864 OS Release: 10.0.22000
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