The Virtual Machine Monitor drive required by Virtual PC is missing

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Hi,

I have issues starting my Virtual PC. Hope someone can help me with this.

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 professional on my desktop. Later when I click on the Virtual PC icon I am not able to get it running.

Now I am not able to open any of the Virtual machines with this error message.

Someone help please.

 

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Virtual PC

The Virtual Machine Monitor drive required by Virtual PC is

missing.

Please reinstall Virtual PC and try again.

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Best Answer by Felipa Dolore
Answered By 0 points N/A #114802

The Virtual Machine Monitor drive required by Virtual PC is missing

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Hi,

 

The error occurred because of the device emulator does not work with new Windows Virtual PC.

 

Please follow the procedures: 

1. Download Virtual PC 2007 SP1, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24439

2. Rename setup.exe into vpc.exe

3. Click Run then type cmd then press enter

4. Type vpc.exe/c

5. CD %temp% to change temporary directory

6. msiexec /a Virtual_PC_2007_Install.msi /QB TARGETDIR=c:vpc to extract MSI

7. Click Network and sharing center

8. Select change adapter settings

9. Right-click network adapter then select Properties

10. Click the install button, select service then click add

11. Click have disk to select Virtual Machine Network Services then click OK button.

Please take note that if the driver is installed, you may link the Device Emulator to the adapter and connect to the network.

 

LhenP

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Answered By 15 points N/A #196484

The Virtual Machine Monitor drive required by Virtual PC is missing

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If you have already followed carefully the installation instructions and still get this message, try the following:
 
1. Double-check if you have downloaded the original setup file from the official Microsoft website by clicking here. If not, try to download again and re-install.
 
2. Disable the User Account Control settings:
A. Click Start and go to All Programs > Accessories then click "Command Prompt".
B. Slide the button to the bottom-most part to select Never Notify.
 
 
3. Start manually the Virtual Machine Manager:
A. Click Start and go to All Programs > Accessories then click "Command Prompt".
C. Type "net start vmm" then press Enter.
 
 
Check again and this should solve the error message.

 

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