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Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by cazzam35, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. cazzam35

    cazzam35 Kilobyte Poster

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    this has been asked before, but can't find it anywhere.

    I'm trying to load win xp pro onto my microsoft vertual pc 2004
    but can't seem to get it to look at the cd, or load from it.

    I've got 95, 98, ME, 2000 and 2003 onto it no problem but this
    one seems to have stumped me. It has been a few months since
    I've used it and know i'm missing something out.

    Help please................... :rolleyes:
     
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  2. zimbo
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    our resident virtual PC pro AKA simon will be here soon to help! :biggrin :biggrin
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Haven't got virtual PC on this comp, but in one of the menu's when you start the VPC you have to capture the physical CD ROM drive.

    8)
     
  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Ahh Cr@p! I miss read the post! :oops:

    You sure that the XP CD is bootable?
     
  5. cazzam35

    cazzam35 Kilobyte Poster

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    Tried that Simon, just doesn't seem to wanna play, i've added
    a printscreen so you can see message.
     
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  6. cazzam35

    cazzam35 Kilobyte Poster

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    Well when I stick the cd in my drive it boots up with the XP
    loading screen etc, but just won't do it within the vm ??
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Ok, a couple of things:

    Have you specified to use the physical drive D: in the VPC settings?

    I'm assuminng that you've captured the drive.

    Can the host OS read the CD ok? It's not on a DVD is it? VPC doesn't seem to like DVD's.

    :blink
     
  8. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    It's not an upgrade version of the OS is it?

    What you could try and do is to copy your w2k hard disk image, re name it, create a new VPC using an existing disk boot up w2k and then run an upgrade.

    :blink
     
  9. cazzam35

    cazzam35 Kilobyte Poster

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    its saying at the top,
    use physical drive E; which is my cd,
    its def a cd and not dvd mate, checked that one.
     
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  10. cazzam35

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    not an upgrade version. tis the one I loaded this windows with
    so i know it works,
     
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  11. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Sorry Cazz,

    I'm fresh out of ideas then at the min, and as I havent got VPC to hand I can't even go looking. :(

    Hopefully someone else may be able to help other wise it'll be tomorrow before I can have a play. :(
     
  12. cazzam35

    cazzam35 Kilobyte Poster

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    Cheers, thanks for your help :D
    I'll have a play about with it before it gets hurled
    through the window........
     
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  13. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    *BUMP*

    Did you manage to get this sorted? :blink
     
  14. cazzam35

    cazzam35 Kilobyte Poster

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    nope not yet mate, still banging away at it
     
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