After trying to restore an old XP dell image to VM using windows deployment services, the computer hangs on a black screen. When booting to safe mode, it appears to hang on "agpcpq.sys". I suspect this is due to a video driver locking up the device on boot.
I'm using VirtualBox so I suspect a "clean reinstall" will do the trick, but I'm persistent to use this image for testing. I also tried all of the applicable recommended work-around from this link. They weren't much of a help either.
Instead, I powered off the VM, changed video memory to 4MB, and now I receive the message "Please wait while Windows prepares to start...". (this took quite a while).
The computer was very sluggish with such little video ram, but eventually responded, avoiding a complete re-install of the app.
Once booted, I installed the VirtualBox Guest Addons, powered off, bumped the video ram back up, and the workstation was booting just fine again.
Worth noting, I also checked "Enable IO APIC" in the System Motherboard options in VirtualBox, incase this helped.