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VMWARE WORKSTATION doesn't install windows XP


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Hi there !!
I am using windows vista, home premium, but due to driver unavailabilty I wanted to use windows XP. So, I installed VMWARE WORKSTATION 6.5.3 BUILD 185404. Now, whenever I try to install XP through bootable CD, I can't. The error message as shown below appears. I even wanted to installed through .iso image, but still the same error message
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Operation on file "\\.\PhysicalDrive0" failed.
If the file resides on a remote file system, please make sure your network connection and the server where this disk resides are functioning properly. If the file resides on removable media, reattach the media.
Choose Retry to attempt the operation again.
Choose Abort to terminate this session.
Choose Continue to forward the error to the guest operating system


It aks me to either RETRY,ABORT or CONTINUE. Thre remainig two options do not work and I have to abort every time !!!

Can any one please help me ????
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You installed Wmware for what exact reason?
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I installed VMWARE so that I can use the XP OS along with VISTA, as the drivers are available in XP only for the engg. software I use....
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OK. It's more clear now.
So, you start Wmware and you create new virtual partition to install XP on it, correct?
At what exact point of installation you're getting that error?
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The system tries to read the CD and within the a minute of starting CD reading, the problem arises. The software loads the CD, then when the message comes The setup is getting ready , the error comes. At the down of the software window the message comes Examining 305243 MB disk 0 at ID 0 on Bus 0 on Atpai... I can't read the whole messge.In the center of the window the main error message as I shown in my first post, comes....After aborting the final message comers as VMSTATION CAN NOT SYNC WITH DISK BEFFORE ABORT...The XP CD is not corrupted as I checked it in another computer as well..
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I think, it has to do with your rather old Vmware product.
See here: http://communities.v...m/thread/236981 (from 2003)
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Bro, I am sorry, if I sounded sooo dumb, but I don't get it. What's the problem's solution ??
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I believe, you need newer Vmware version. Currently, it's at ver. 10 and change.
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I have installed VMWARE WORKSTATION 6.5.3 BUILD 185404, Which is the official version available, till the next version 7 is released in near future. Tell me I am confused. :) :)
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I'm sorry for your confusion. My fault :)
I'm not sure, where ver. 10 did come to my mind from....

Are you creating virtual partition, first, before trying to install Windows?
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Yes bro, I have already created virtual partition,but didn't have XP, SO I didn't install it. Now I am trying to install it....
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Now, I'm confused...

whenever I try to install XP through bootable CD, I can't. The error message as shown below appears. I even wanted to installed through .iso image, but still the same error message


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No bro, I mean that there are two ways to install, one through actual CD and the other thrugh iso image, if u don't have the cd. I thought there may be some problem in detecting the CD from cd drive, so I tried installing from the iso image as well....

I hope I have not confused you now..
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I'm aware of two ways of installing, however from reading the link, I provided before, that error happens, when you try to install Windows on actual physical disk, not on virtual partition.
Read more here: http://communities.v.../docs/DOC-10455
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Hurrrrrrrrrrrrrray.. My problem is solved. Thanx a lot, I got the indirect hint from your question. I created a new virtual machine and I installed XP in the beginning (instead of later installation, I selected previously) and guess what ?? The thing worked nicely. I have installed XP without any problem.

So, I think that lies problem with VMWARE that U have to install OS in the beginning while creating virtual machine only... The problem comes when u select the option to install the OS later as I did !!!

Thanx a lot :) :)
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