vmware workstation

Posted on 2011-10-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hello, I tried installing windows xp and windows server 2003 onto vmware workstation v7, but I keep getting an error during the install of the virtual operating systems.  Please see attached. Can anyone help me out and explain to me how to fix this problem.

thank you.    
Question by:MrMay
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    by:Salah Eddine ELMRABET

    I guess you have a hardware using SATA hard disk, if so win XP cannot be installed since the XP doesn't support SATA drivers.

    Please sure the dmp file and log generated from vmware as shwon on the error message to make sure this was the problem, then I will send a link to know how to create a winXP setup CD having SATA drivers.

    Best Regards.

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    1> Is any other virtual software also installed on your machine ?

    2> Is there sufficient disk space and Memory on the machine ?
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    upload the vmware.log here, for us to inspect.
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    It mighty be problem with resources, check with available resources
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    by:Salah Eddine ELMRABET
    could you please share the .log and .dmp files??
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    How about upgrading to vmware workstation 8?
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    1. Is your laptop or desktop x64 bit. if yes enable intel virtualisation technology in bios.
    2. If no then are the OS being installed 32 bit. If no try installing the 32bit version of the OS giving issue.

    i hope they are not any vendor specific images like the OEM's.


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