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ray.santalis@cityoforlando.net
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      06-07-2004
Does any one know how to fix this?

Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot media
in selected boot device

I have tried several way but nothing seems to work.
 
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David Sanders
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      06-07-2004
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> Does any one know how to fix this?
>
> Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot media
> in selected boot device
>
> I have tried several way but nothing seems to work.

There is nothing to fix, that is how the program works. You need to
insert the boot media for the system you are installing into the CD-ROM
or floppy disk drive. For example if your installing Windows, place the
Windows disk in the drive and try again.
HTH
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Esther Vasa
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      06-07-2004
Do you have a virtual machine set up with a virtual hard
disk? Whats the OS that you have installed in your vpc?

Can you elaborate a bit more on the settings of your vmc?

Thanks
>-----Original Message-----
>Does any one know how to fix this?
>
>Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot media
>in selected boot device
>
>I have tried several way but nothing seems to work.
>.
>

 
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Colin Barnhorst
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      06-07-2004
Oldr versions of Windows did not come with bootable
CD's. If you are trying to install Win98, for example,
you have to use the bootfloppy to fdisk, partition, and
mount a CDROM driver before switching to the CD and
running Setup.


>-----Original Message-----
>Does any one know how to fix this?
>
>Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot

media
>in selected boot device
>
>I have tried several way but nothing seems to work.
>.
>

 
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      06-08-2004

>-----Original Message-----
>Does any one know how to fix this?
>
>Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot

media
>in selected boot device
>
>I have tried several way but nothing seems to work.
>.
>what you need is a bootstrapped cd which is hard to make

or a boot disk. get the boot disks from bootdisk.com
98 or me is great and also get lifeguard tools from
western digital (wdc.com) to format and setup your hd
first. download the dos disk. goog luck!

 
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Mark
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      06-09-2004
Place a boot CD (Windows XP?) into your CD Drive, make
the Virtual PC window the active window, hit ENTER.
VIOLA!

Later...


>-----Original Message-----
>Do you have a virtual machine set up with a virtual hard
>disk? Whats the OS that you have installed in your vpc?
>
>Can you elaborate a bit more on the settings of your vmc?
>
>Thanks
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Does any one know how to fix this?
>>
>>Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot

media
>>in selected boot device
>>
>>I have tried several way but nothing seems to work.
>>.
>>

>.
>

 
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Microsoft
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      06-15-2004
I am experiencing the same problem as noted below. Trying to install Windows
98 2nd Ed as the O/S. I can press Enter with the O/S disc in the drive and
continually get the same error message. Any suggestions out there?

Dave
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>




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> Place a boot CD (Windows XP?) into your CD Drive, make
> the Virtual PC window the active window, hit ENTER.
> VIOLA!
>
> Later...
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Do you have a virtual machine set up with a virtual hard
> >disk? Whats the OS that you have installed in your vpc?
> >
> >Can you elaborate a bit more on the settings of your vmc?
> >
> >Thanks
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>Does any one know how to fix this?
> >>
> >>Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot

> media
> >>in selected boot device
> >>
> >>I have tried several way but nothing seems to work.
> >>.
> >>

> >.
> >



 
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Steve Jain
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      06-15-2004
The solution has been posted in the newsgroup for Win98 dozens of
times.

You need to:

1. Get a boot disk and boot from it, most Win98 cds aren't bootable.
2. Fdisk, reboot, and format the virtual drive
3. Mount the Win98 cd-rom
4. run setup from the cd-rom

I made a Win98 package that includes the first 2 steps I mentioned.
You still need a Win98 cd-rom and license to use it.



Steve Jain, Microsoft MVP for Virtual PC for Windows
Website: http://www.essjae.com
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