[fedora-virt] Windows XP KVM can't shutdown?

Chris Lalancette clalance at redhat.com
Wed Sep 9 14:10:41 UTC 2009

Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Sep 2009 13:49:26 +0200
> Ján ONDREJ (SAL) wrote:
>>> http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1195518735  
>> This one ended with an blue screen immediatelly after boot.
>>> http://forums.techarena.in/xp-hardware/827896.htm  
>> I think this will be not so easy, but you can try.
> That last one seems very similar to a microsoft KB entry
> I found, but it describes what to do in about 5 different
> cases, and my KVM doesn't match any of the 5 :-).
> I have a feeling it would actually be simpler to install
> a program on the KVM to use for shutdown that sends a
> message to the host asking it to run "virsh destroy"
> in about 30 seconds, then tells windows to shutdown :-).

Yeah, I've actually done similar hacks to this in the past (for guests that
don't understand ACPI).  It's just a simple TCP server on the host and a TCP
connection in the guest.  It's a little hacky, but actually works pretty well in

Chris Lalancette

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