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VM Ware Workstation 8.0

I have installed Vm Ware workstation 8.0 on my laptop and trying to install Win 7 Professional (From Bootable DVD from my laptop -physical machine), but unable to load OS and  unable create new virtual machine, DVD is ok as i've tried to installed on separate PC and works fine and installed Win 7 pro.

Error: (attached), From bios, i selected  and attached screen.

Please suggest me appropriate solution to create Win 7 Prof virtual machine.  or guide if any setting need to change from VM ware setting or bios.

Thanks
VM-Ware-error-for-boot-up1.jpg
Bios-screen-1.jpg
Bios-screen-2.jpg
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you got the option, Connected and Connected at Power ON?

Are you trying to boot from the DVD or an ISO?

Have you tried creating an ISO to boot from using ISORecorder?
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
I have DVD which contains set.ext and other files like bootmgr (necessary files),

where can see this option connected and connected at power on? so far - not received

I have not tried to load from .iso file, if you have iso recorder sw -please suggest me to how to create .iso and  i can try that one too.

If you have - can you please able to give me or you can guide  me from where i can download.

Thanks hanccocka- appreciate your  quick response.
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Wilder_AdminCommented:
When you see the first Screenshot then you have to press ctrl + alt to leave the window and then press VM and on removable devices you can bind the iso or the dvd. after you klick back on your vm and press ctrl + alt + insert to reboot the vm
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
Agree Wilder_Admin with your suggestion, but i've done this one too, but issue is some reason unable to load os files on vm ware and unable to create virtual machine. If i create new virtual machine, it detects my physical DVD drive with Win 7 professional os, when hits to load device, screen 1 msg  comes up every time,  I went to bios and also select boot option from DVD, but not works, so trying to figure out what could be issue.

Thanks Wilder_Admin, any alternative suggestion !!!!!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Create an ISO, connect to an ISO.

Check the ISO is BOOTABLE using MagicISO

http://www.magiciso.com/
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PaulNSWCommented:
Are you sure you have "use physical drive" selected in the VM settings?

Do you need to "press any key to boot from CD..." when the VM is starting up?
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
Hi PAulNSW, Thanks for your contribution, but i also try that one. However, please verify my attached file which covers device configuration for VM ware.
Device-configu.jpg
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
can you highlight and show us the settings for CD/DVD (IDE).

I assume F: drive has the DVD in?
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PaulNSWCommented:
Can you confirm you are getting the message "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD.." prompt after BIOS passes the tests.

If not, double check your BIOS settings.
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
Hi PualNSW, no -  i don't get any msg, just if i will press to F8 or F9 to detect DVD to load OS but nothing happen,  just trying to boot from network and ofcourse pc is not on network so it will goes to error as i attached in first time in Que.

Bios setting - do you want me to check Virtual machine BIOS or physical (my laptop)?? and what should i check in BIOS?? boot option>DVD boot ???
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Your BIOS options look fine in the Virtual Machine, first boot order is CDROM, which is correct.

Check CDROM/DVD Device Settings under VM Settings.

cdrom settings
My Physical CDROM/DVDROM drive is D:

is yours F: ?
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
Hi Hanccocka,  I guess i've attached my configuration on following comments:

("by: mehlearnerPosted on 2012-08-21 at 03:19:08ID: 38315630

Hi PAulNSW, Thanks for your contribu "")

However, i have attached again with more detail, please see this may help you to identify my issue.
Device-configu-1.jpg
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
previous screenshot did not show the cdrom attachment.

also what is the floppy drive showing as attached?

are you using the Easy Installation Option?

Is your laptops hard drive F: ?
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
Yes my laptop hard drive F for DVD (ROM). for Floppy, please see attached screen shot.
Floppy.jpg
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Remove the floppy image.
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
No luck -Hanccocka, also see screen shot for files that DVD has (it bootable DVD),
Set-up-files-for-win-7.jpg
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Create an ISO of the DVD quickly, and select the iso and boot the VM.

At this point, I think I would also REMOVE the VM (Delete the VM)

Re-create the VM, but do not use Easy Installation, Create the VM, and select Install OS Later.

then attached and select the ISO, you've created, and then BOOT THE VM.
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
I have downloaded Magi iso, and also copy DVD files to my laptop harddrive, can you able to show me which option i can choose (in Magic iso) to convert this set files folder (Win 7 prof( in to .iso (bootable)!!!

Really appreciate your time and support, Thanks
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
Can i save as .iso file on hard drive and then try to boot from hard drive if i can!!!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes.

Use ISORecorder to Create the ISO, copying files to the hard drive does not create an ISO.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Right Click the DVD F: drive in My Computer, after you have installed ISO Recorder, and select Create Image from CD/DVD, follow the wizard, and select a location.
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
Hi Hanccocka,

Please find attached screen shot, issue remain same n we are here from we start, i've created .iso file using iso recorder, and create new vm and install os later after created, and boot from .iso file but issue same. please guide me if i missed any steps or setting.

Thanks
Error-1.jpg
new-setting.jpg
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, can you open the ISO, you have created with ISO Recorder, and check if it states BOOTABLE.
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
do you suggest me to burn this image with some third party software like nero or other to make it bootable .iso file?? or can i make this file bootable iso on hard drive and load from hard drive to create new vm ??
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No, neither, open the ISO file you have created with MagicISO, to check if the ISO is bootable.

when you open your iso, it should state BOOTABLE, as per the screenshot

bootable.jpg
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
please see screen shot, unable to see "bootable" once try to open .iso file in magic iso.
iso-recor-non-boot.jpg
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if that ISO was created from your DVD. You DVD is  not bootable. Hence the ALL the issues you are experiencing.

Is it an original Windows 7 DVD?
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
yes, i have booted from DVD from HP desktop and successfully i've installed, i've already used earlier on my vmware, but now it doesnt works now. is that any alternative options!!!!
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piyushranusriCommented:
i will ask you to create new Virtual machine with wizard and the check.
and before be sure that you user iso image with bootable windows 7.
if any confusion, please let me know..will send you the step by step..with scree shot.
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
Hi Piyushranusri,

Thanks for your suggestion, but I have mentioned many times that i've created many times new VM and installed on different Desktop with this bootable DVD (win 7 Profe). and i use same DVD to install win 7 on vm ware but doent work, moreover in above post i've attached all screen shot. I am still surprise that if DVD works for physical desktop, it should work for VM Ware aswell.
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks all for your time to suggest me alternative sol, now i found ans for my question and it resolved now.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
how did you resolve it?
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mehlearnerAuthor Commented:
I found my question ans by searching online.
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