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When you start Virtual PC on a Windows XP-based host computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following error message:
Virtual PC could not open its emulated Ethernet switch drive.
This issue may occur if Virtual PC Setup did not install the Network Services driver when you ran Virtual PC Setup to install Virtual PC on the host computer. When you run Setup to install Virtual PC on a Windows XP-based computer, a dialog box that contains information about a digital signature appears. The dialog box prompts you to install the Network Services driver. By default, the focus is on theStop Installation button in this dialog box. If you use the keyboard and press ENTER when the dialog box appears during Setup, Setup does not install the Network Services driver.
To resolve this issue, when you run Virtual PC Setup to install Virtual PC on a host computer, click Yes when you are prompted to install the Network Services driver.
For more information about Virtual PC for Windows, visit the following Microsoft Web site: