Beginner having issues.

Hey guys,

I'm new to Virtual Machines and I am having some trouble. I have tried both VMware and Virtualbox and I can't get either to work so I am wondering if there is a conflict somewhere on my computer or maybe I'm just doing something wrong.

For VMware, I have tried both Windows 7 and Linux virtual machines. The Win7 one installs but once I get into windows it locks up and I have to end the process. The linux one during install gets to a purple screen with power in the top right corner and a mouse pointer in the middle of the screen and locks up. Windows 7 is a 32bit copy of ultimate, Linux is ubuntu 10.10.

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, which I just reinstalled a few days ago.

Does anyone have any ideas?




what is the type of VM you are trying to install, is that a 32 bit or 64 bit. Does the motherboard/processor suppport VT. Few Laptops brands like Acer do not provide you option to enable VT and also few processors like AMD phenom dont let you play a lot with vmware workstation or other virtualization applications.

can you post details of your motherboard and processor



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