Unable to connect CD/DVD-ROM w/XP

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by cvillalas, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. cvillalas


    Upon Parallels Desktop startup of my Windows XP OS, I receive a message that states:

    "Unable to connect CD/DVD-ROM 1... A file or device required for the operation of CD/DVD-ROM 1 does not exist or is used by another process, or you have no permission to access it. The virtual machine will continue running, but the device will be disconnected."

    When I attempt to add Microsoft Office or other programs to the Windows machine via disc or otherwise, I get the following message:

    "Setup cannot find the required setup controller file. Either there was a network error, an error reading from the CD, DVD, or other installation media, or a problem with the program you downloaded."

    I am running a brand new 15.4" Macbook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 4GB 200GB w/SuperDrive. I have OEM Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2003 Professional and 2007 Enterprise. The intent is to use the Windows machine for business and syncing with my Samsung Omnia Windows Mobile phone and the Mac for everything else.

    I have installed, uninstalled, re-installed XP, Office and other programs to no avail.

    How do I connect my CD/DVD-ROM with my Windows machine?

    A solution to this problem is sincerely appreciated.
  2. galochka



    Technically it's possible to run Windows XP OEM on Parallels Desktop, but Microsoft EULA states that OEM versions are only intended to run on the hardware they are sold with. So installing an OEM version of Windows of Parallels Desktop would be a violation of its license agreement.
    Also you may meet some troubles during installation some application inside the virtual machine.

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