> I haven't test version QEMU 2.9.0 but I did test version 2.8.0 and it has the
> same problem. Starting up Windows 2000 in VGA mode allowed me to access the
> operating system. Found out QEMU's default video controller is not
> recognized. In the Device Manager I can see a yellow question mark for Video
> Controller (VGA Compatible). I remember Windows 2000 being able to use the
> default video card in QEMU in the past. I may be able to bisect this issue
> after all.
Try going back to 2.7.0 and so on...