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

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by ray.santalis, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. ray.santalis

    ray.santalis 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.
    ray.santalis, Jun 7, 2004
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  2. 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.
    David Sanders, Jun 7, 2004
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  3. ray.santalis

    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?

    Esther Vasa, Jun 7, 2004
  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.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 7, 2004
  5. ray.santalis

    Guest Guest

    or a boot disk. get the boot disks from
    98 or me is great and also get lifeguard tools from
    western digital ( to format and setup your hd
    first. download the dos disk. goog luck!
    Guest, Jun 8, 2004
  6. ray.santalis

    Mark Guest

    Place a boot CD (Windows XP?) into your CD Drive, make
    the Virtual PC window the active window, hit ENTER.

    Mark, Jun 9, 2004
  7. ray.santalis

    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?

    Microsoft, Jun 15, 2004
  8. ray.santalis

    Steve Jain Guest

    The solution has been posted in the newsgroup for Win98 dozens of

    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
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    Steve Jain, Jun 15, 2004
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