Sorry if this is the most basic question in the world. I've searched the
newsgroup but it seems everyone is already past step 1, which I'm stuck on!
I'm trying out the 45day Eval version on a fresh install of WinXP Pro (with
no updates installed yet).
I'm starting Virtual PC, created a Virtual Machine using the default
settings, then starting it.
I'm using daemon tools to mount an ISO image of WinXP Pro, and the host
WinXP seeing it immediately and starts the Image (CD), but in Virtual PC I
can't get it to see the Image at all.
I've tried changed the boot order in the BIOS, I've dragged the Image to the
CD icon at the bottom of the Virtual PC window, I've captured and released
and re-captured the image from within the Virtual PC session, but nothing is
All I get, all the time, is the Reboot and Select proper Boot device or
Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device.
I've even created a boot disk and put it in the floppy drive, but when I try
to Control the Floppy Drive, I'm told it can't be controlled, because it's in
use by the host or another virtual machine.
This must be a very simple problem and I'm missing some step, but I'm damned
if I can find it!
Please can anyone help?