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VMware Workstation 9 – Windows XP setup cannot find any hard disk drives during installation : Video

March 12, 2014 Jon 11 Comments

VMware Workstation 9 – Windows XP setup cannot find any hard disk drives during installation When installing Windows XP in a virtual machine on VMware, Windo…

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  1. logan rich
    March 12, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    bites im going to put windows xp disk in

  2. music201035
    March 12, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    hi i cant install windows 8 .. it always says internal error..pls help make
    a tutorial thanks

  3. AvoidErrors
    March 12, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    just right click remove

  4. Sulaiman S.Bawa
    March 12, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    good video tutorial

  5. Chinna Gentem
    March 12, 2014 - 3:42 pm

    Dear Fren, I have download VMWare Workstation 9 and installed it. I have
    also created VM machine as the same way you have done in this video and
    inserted windows xp cd also in the drive. After power on the virtual
    machine, it is showing blank screen. I dint find any windows xp setup
    coming up to installing. Please help me. Regards, Chinna

  6. CresentX
    March 12, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    Thanks Avoiderrors. I followed your steps and created a legacy WS6 VM for
    my XP PRO SP2 VM but it fails at 43% during setup. Error: Setup cannot copy
    the file: wpaw.chm. I got the same error when I created a new VM using
    current WS 9 virtual hardware. So, I”m assuming it’s not the controller. It
    might be the disk itself. If you or anyone reading this have any thoughts
    around it, please share.

  7. Rich
    March 12, 2014 - 5:27 pm

    thanks man, worked perfectly!!!

  8. AvoidErrors
    March 12, 2014 - 5:50 pm


  9. eXtrem3_b0y
    March 12, 2014 - 6:41 pm

    As always a very nice and easy to follow tutorial. Your doing a great job,
    keep it up!

  10. CresentX
    March 12, 2014 - 6:59 pm

    Check your Virtual Machine Settings: CD/DVD : Device Status: Make sure both
    connected and Connect at power on options are checked off.

  11. Chinna Gentem
    March 12, 2014 - 7:34 pm

    I have also changed the boot order in bios of virtual machine to Hard
    Drive, CD/DVD ROM etc. but no use.

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