Virtual machines pausing at launch under Virtual PC

Virtual machines pausing at launch under Virtual PC

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If you are seeing a noticeable 'pause' when you start a virtual machine under Virtual PC - you may want to try going into the virtual machines settings and disabling automatic detection under the floppy setting.  It seems that on some systems trying to access the floppy drive can take a considerable amount of time - and Virtual PC checks for the presence of a floppy disk at virtual machine launch by default.

Cheers,
Ben

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  • This is especially true if your only floppy drive is an external USB floppy (set to A:). I've noticed this awhile back, and it always occurs with a long pause if the floppy is USB. :)
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