Windows NT 3.x 3.51



  • I am installing this in QEMU/KVM (virt-manager) and after inserting the second floppy i get a BSOD PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA. Can anyone help?
  • edited July 2021
    What options are you using in virt-manager? Here's a shell script I have for you to compare with:
    #!/usr/bin/env bash
    qemu-system-i386 \
    -M pc \
    -m 16M \
    -drive file="WinNT3.51.1057.qcow2",index=0,if=ide,format=qcow2,media=disk \
    -boot order=c,menu=on \
    -cpu 486 \
    -name "Windows NT 3.51.1057" \
    -device sb16 \
    -device VGA \
    -display sdl,gl=on \
    -rtc base=localtime
  • edited October 2021
    Installing 3.51 on VMWare is easy. Create a new VM using the Win 3.1 profile, HDD no bigger than 8GB, 16MB of RAM, add floppy and CD ROM and mount everything then instead of hitting play, instead click the drop down next to it and go "Power On To Firmware", go to the Advanced tab, change installed OS to Win95 and MPS from V1.4 to V1.1 then F10, save and reboot. Oh yeah, you must create a 2GB max partition when installing otherwise it won't boot.
  • i'm stuck at boot loop in vmware while trying to get a windows nt 3.51 vm! how do i fix it?
  • @swswe
    Vmware or virtualbox is not even recommended For Software thats from April 2001 or older. Use Emulation Software like Pcem or 86box or QEMU (QEMU is hard to setup but is only emulator i know that can emulate MIPS and PPC.)
  • you can run Windows 2000 in Virtualbox just fine as long its not more than 8 GB of storage (you cannot run Windows 95 and 98 on a vm on modern pcs) and u can run NT 4.0, NT 3.51 and earlier just fine. Windows 9x is compicated as i can run on my main pc just fine
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