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Trying To Set up VMware

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Keyser Soze, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Bit Poster

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    Hi, I am having serious difficulty trying to install vmware on my PC. I'm running XP pro on a Dell Dimension 2400 with 1 GB ram, 160 Gb HDD and a 2.8 P4 processor. The following is an error message I get after reboot on instrallation

    Error Signature

    BCCode : 10000050 BCP1 : 88CC8605 BCP2 : 00000000 BCP3 :860488CC BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP 2_0 Product 256_1

    When I try to power on virtual machine (wanting to use server 2003 enterprise edition evaluation edition) I get the following messages -

    Unable to open kernel device "\\.\vmx86" and

    Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to


    HELP PLEASE !!!!! :cry: :cry:


    Are there any known issues with vmware and AV or Firewall programs or possibly even a virtual disc drive I have installed ????
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I don't use VM Ware, so I can't help, but have you tried removing it and re-installing?

    8)
     
  3. Keyser Soze

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    Yes 2 or 3 times with the same results :cry: :cry:
     
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Have you tried looking at VM Ware's Support website to see if there are any known issues, or solutions?

    That's about as much help as I can offer. :(
     
  5. arisen

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    Google your error messages.
     
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  7. Keyser Soze

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  8. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Keyser Soze, I usually take all my VMware specific questions to the VMware boards. Not that I don't respect the opinions and knowledge base available here at CF, but with so many VMware gurus on that board, the chances are I'll get a faster response to my queries there. I usually try to pass them along here if they're relevant.
     
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  9. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Yeah, it is a fair point. CF is the best forum around but there forums that are packed full of info in specialised topics and have some very clued up people.
    Take www.videohelp.com for example.
     
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  10. Bluerinse
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    Horses for courses!

    If we can't help we will probably know somewhere that can.
     
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  11. Keyser Soze

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    After much consideration (and hair loss!!) I have decided to go with microsofts virtual pc.

    Was going to give both an evaluation to see which I preferred, however the choice is now a no brainer.

    Thanks to all who posted with help, however for whatever reason my machine is just not up to running vmware ????
     
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