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

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  1. Guest

    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.
    , Jun 7, 2004
    #1
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  2. wrote:
    > 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
    --
    David Sanders
    David Sanders, Jun 7, 2004
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  3. Esther Vasa Guest

    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.
    >.
    >
    Esther Vasa, Jun 7, 2004
    #3
  4. 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.
    >.
    >
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 7, 2004
    #4
  5. Guest Guest


    >-----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!
    Guest, Jun 8, 2004
    #5
  6. Mark Guest

    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.
    >>.
    >>

    >.
    >
    Mark, Jun 9, 2004
    #6
  7. Microsoft Guest

    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
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>




    "Mark" <> wrote in message
    news:21ac01c44e70$58988230$...
    > 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.
    > >>.
    > >>

    > >.
    > >
    Microsoft, Jun 15, 2004
    #7
  8. Steve Jain Guest

    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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    Steve Jain, Jun 15, 2004
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