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Missing hard drive when creating WinXP VM with VMWare on a Mac?

Posted on 2009-05-19
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Here's my situation:
      >  I have a WinXP OEM install that I have been desparately trying to get onto a Mac
      >  I created an image and attempted to create a VM with VMWare Fusion.
      >  Not knowing that an OEM is not a retail, I did not realise that I got only half a license. So, when I tried to enter the activation from the previous PC intall, it clearly did not work.
      > I went out and bought retail WinXP. I tried entereng the key from the newly purchased program and it did not work.
      > I see that you can use the WinXP retail and run a repair, which I did.
      > When I tried to boot from the CD and run repair, I run into the isuue in which the WinXP Pro Setup runs into the issue that "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer."

So, how do I get to the point that the hard drives on the MacBook Pro can be "seen" by setup?

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One desparately frustrated novice user.
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