I have successfully installed XP Mode in VM Ware Player 3.0 thanks to an excellent article on this site. However, I wanted to compare that functionality with running XP Mode via MS Virtual PC, as my machine (HP Elite E9220Y, AMD Phenom II X4 910, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HD) does support hardware virtualization and I'm running Win7 Ultimate. I installed MS VPC and it seemed to integrate with XP Mode ok. However, at some point in the process of trying to get one of my old XP applications (Access Manager 2.0) installed, I was asked to reboot the Virtual PC/XP Mode after a .NET 2.0 update to XP. The XP Mode window of VPC hung up and now it won't allow a CTRL-ALT-DEL function at all. I've also tried CTRL-ALT-END and no go. The only thing it does now is go into hibernation when I manually close the VPC window. When I reopen XP Mode, it now takes about 3 minutes (before it was fairly fast) and it always results in a message that says it was unable to restore integration features and offers a retry or continue option. If I select retry the integration, it goes into hibernation. If I select continue, I get what looks like a black DOS screen with a flashing cursor, but no DOS prompt. It's completely unusable.
I tried uninstalling/reinstalling the Virtual PC update, but that didn't have any effect. I didn't want to uninstall the XP Mode because I didn't want to disrupt the already-working-well VM Ware Player version of XP Mode.
Any help for this?? Thank you!!