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Windows 7: VmWare Issue, WinXP Doesnt Load up

09 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
VmWare Issue, WinXP Doesnt Load up

Hi guys i have this issue with VWmare and cant seem to work out how to resolve it can somebody help please? check attachment of screen shot



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09 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

I'm not sure, but It looks like it might be trying to do a network boot.
Is your network working?
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09 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Yes everything is ok working ok
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09 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
VM BIOS Settings

Are you able to access the VM BIOS settings (it can be tricky)?

Hold the "F2" key when the VM is booting (it may take several attempts due to the load speed).

Make sure your boot order is correct.
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11 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

It is in the right order
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11 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Just to confirm, you are trying to do a "Network boot from AMD Am79C970A"?

Will it boot if you set the BIOS to "Hard Drive"?
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11 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I set it to both and still wont wok
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11 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Can you install VMware Tools in VMware Player (I use VMware Workstation)?

You might have to wait for a VMware expert to look at this thread.

I found this discussion:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp...-how-do-i.html
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12 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

There is something wrong with the O/s(xp) so on monday im back at uni ill get the technician who created the vmware for us . Thanks for your advice and help
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12 Jan 2013   #10

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Merty View Post
Hi guys i have this issue with VWmare and cant seem to work out how to resolve it can somebody help please? check attachment of screen shot
This one is easy to fix -- this screen simply shows your VM can't find any device which is bootable or has an OS on it.

In other words The VM can't find your boot device.

so

1) Have you actually INSTALLED the Guest OS

2) have you set the Virtual BIOS to boot from the correct device. That's the BIOS you can get when powering on your Guest OS. It's functionally equivalent to the BIOS when starting the MAIN computer

Remember for all intents and purposes a Virtual Machine is a separate computer with its own (Virtual) hardware and Bios.

In the vm settings (on the Host machine) you can set the VM to open the Virtual BIOS at the VM's next boot --if you don't do this using the traditional Func key probably won't work as the boot process will start too quickly for you to enter the correct key.

Enc screenshot -- note the option in my screenshot is greyed out here as I'm already in the GUEST OS. If you enable the option BEFORE powering on the guest the option will be available (not greyed out) and you'll boot straight into the virtual BIOS where you can change Boot order of devices etc etc.



Cheers
jimbo


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