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VMWare Problem - Please Help

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Ontealdon, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Ontealdon

    Ontealdon Regular Member

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    I don't know if this is the right place to post, but please help me anyway.

    I have installed VMWare Workstation 9, then downloaded .iso file of WinXP Professional.
    Everything is ok before Powering On the Virtual Machine.
    When I Power on the virtual machine, my computer shuts down with blue screen.

    Please help me guys!

    Thank you!
     
  2. Thulean

    Thulean Newbie

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    try virtualbox
     
  3. 1337python

    1337python Regular Member

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    You might have faulty RAM as Virtual Machines take up a lot of resources, how much ram do you have? You can also try Virtual Box.
     
  4. Ontealdon

    Ontealdon Regular Member

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    Thanks for your replies Thulean & 1337python.

    My laptop has 4GBs of RAM. I have dedicated 1GB to Virtual Machine.
    If it won't work I will try VirtualBox.
    Will it be okay if I set the Virtual Machine's RAM to 512MBs?
    Windows Error told me something about processor but I dedicated only 1.
     
  5. 1337python

    1337python Regular Member

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    What processor do you have?
    As for RAM, it usually depends on what you're trying to achieve. If it still doesn't work , you can always go with a VPS.
     
  6. Ontealdon

    Ontealdon Regular Member

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    Intel Core i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50 GHz
     
  7. 1337python

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    Well everything should be fine to be honest. You have enough RAM and CPU power to support it. Maybe you didn't set it up correctly, or you could have a faulty in one of your hardware. Have you tried playing some CPU, GPU intense games? Did you get any blue screen of death then?
     
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    What do you see in the error dump?
     
  9. Ontealdon

    Ontealdon Regular Member

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    I don't play intense games that'll push my CPU or GPU hard. I am saving money for a new custom built PC.
    Left 4 Dead 2 and League of Legends works pretty well on my laptop.
    I have no clue why this happens to my laptop.
     
  10. 1337python

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    Just try using Virtual Box, it's free, and in my opinion way easier to use.
     
  11. Ontealdon

    Ontealdon Regular Member

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    I don't remember what I've seen on the error dump. But it said something like "dumping physical memory" and I am not sure but I remember something about processor too.
     
  12. 1337python

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    Does your laptop overheat at all? When was the last time you vacuumed your laptop? You should try to clear your registry as well.
     
  13. Ontealdon

    Ontealdon Regular Member

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    My laptop doesn't overheat. I have never vacuumed it since the end of 2012.
    I use CCleaner everyday, does it work for registry cleaning or should I try another solution?
     
  14. 1337python

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    You should try this: http://www.piriform.com/docs/ccleaner/using-ccleaner/registry-cleaning
    and you should really vacuum your laptop at least once in two months.
     
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  15. Ontealdon

    Ontealdon Regular Member

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    Okay, thank you for your interest you helped me a lot!
    I will install Virtual Box (uninstalled VMWare already) and clean my laptop.
     
  16. 1337python

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    No problem, buddy! :)