Am using VMware-server-2.0.2-203138
within Server 2008 to create a Windows XP virtual machine; however, the virtual machine gets stuck at the Powering on state (see the screenshot) and won't progress any further.
I have a Windows XP CD in my DVD ROM drive that I want to use to load the Windows XP operating system into a VMWare virtual machine. The CD ROM drive spins up, but never progresses and begins the Windows XP setup (this Windows XP CD is bootable-I have verified this by using it to install Windows XP on the same computer in another partition.
Also, I have tried pressing the F2 button to enter the VMWare BIOS to make sure that the boot order is set correctly and that it will boot up off of the CD, but I am never able to enter the BIOS.
I have followed the instructrions from the VMware-server-2.0.2-203138
manual to set up this virtual Windows XP operating system (both from using the Windows XP CDs and from using a Windows XP ISO file), but I always get stuck at this point.
As you can see, I have already tried this three times, and every time, the process always gets stuck at 95%.
What can I do to resolve this problem so that I will be able to successfully load Windows XP as a VMWare virtual operating system?