Problems Loading XP

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by Amuk, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Amuk

    Amuk

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    Hi -

    I'm new to Mac and am excited about getting going. I'm sorry if this has been addressed previously, but I couldn't find a reply.

    I've installed Parallels desktop as instructed and set-up a VM for my XP installation.

    In the Resources list I clicked the cd/DVD rom 1 link.

    In the configuration Editor, I selecte3d CD/DVD rom and verified that ENABLED and CONNECT AT STARTUP are checked.

    I selected Use CD/DVD-ROM and the drive was selected automatically to the default....So I didn't have a option to select.

    I Saved the set-up.

    Now here's where things got a little strange. The instructions say to "Choose DEFAULT CD/DVD-ROM from the DEVICES menu. I go to the top of the screen and click on devices and everything is grayed out so I can't pick anything.

    Unable to do anything, I inserted the windows XP disk and click the POWER ON button.

    ALMOST INSTANTLY, THE THE SCREEN IS GRAYED OUT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM WITH THE UGLY LOOKING MESSAGE: YOU NEED TO RESATRT YOUR COMPUTER...

    It just won't accept my XP. What gives?

    Any feedback would be most appreciated.
     
  2. palter

    palter

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    If you have a new Mac with a Core 2 Duo or Xeon processor, the version of Parallels in the box is not compatible. Download the latest version from here, install it, and try again.
     

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