I vm'ed an old windows XP installation using VirtualBox and it runs/ran fine after the normal ritual of performing a repair install.
I noticed VirtualBox by default set my hard drive controller to IDE even though it's really a SATA disk under the hood. Of course this should reduce performance since it's not using AHCI instructions.
So I removed the IDE controller and set a new SATA controller and added the virtual disk to it. Naturally XP BSOD at boot since hardware changed...
But where I'm stumped is, it BSOD's during repair install as well? Gives the normal 0x7B stop code (meaning the Moon's orbit pattern shifted approximately 1.342 inches to the left).
Why is this happening? What can I try to get the repair install to run. I've been out of desktop support for years now and am rusty. I'd like to not have to revert back to using the virtual IDE controller.