Please help... This is bad

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by sseligson, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. sseligson


    I went to go use my windows xp virtual machine and I got this message... See below. Not sure what to do and I need to pull fies off of this VM. Please help'

    There is no operating system installed in the virtual machine.
    Please do the following:

    1. Click the Power Off button to stop the virtual machine.
    2. Insert the installation CD with your operating system into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
    3. Click the Power On button to start the virtual machine again.
    4. Wait while installation program starts and follow on-screen instructions.

    Consult the following sources for more details:
    - Quick Start Guide, How to Build a Windows XP Virtual Machine topic (select Help->Quick Start Guide in menu);
    - Online Help, Managing Virtual Machines->Installing Guest OS section (select Help->Contents in menu).
  2. Paul Linden

    Paul Linden

    Try installing a new XP VM, and adding your original winxp.hdd as an extra hard drive. If the virtual HD is accessible it'll show up in the new XP VM and you'll get access to it.

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