Parallels - What am I doing wrong??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by joe8232, May 9, 2006.

  1. joe8232 macrumors regular

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    I have just got a new iMac core duo and am trying to install xp using parallels (installs fine with bootcamp). I have a new oem edition of xp pro sp2 full edition and have downloaded parallels beta6. I have created the virtual machine using their recommended setup but when i put the xp disk in and windows set up loads i get an error code 512 and sometimes 7 when the kernel.dll file is loading and the installer quits and the virtual machine reboots. Any ideas, as the disk worked fine with bootcamp?? PS: Its an imac 2.0ghz 1gb ram 256mb graphics.
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Since it worked with Boot Camp, it seems likely the disk is ok. I can only suggest you try the Parallels forums (http://forum.parallels.com). It's more likely that someone there came across this issue.

    I've installed XP several dozen times over the years and have never seen this.
     
  3. joe8232 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for that address plinden. It was actually the disk as i have tried an old xp upgrade disk and that worked fine so i am actually only going to use 2000 as hopefully it will run a little bit quicker and use xp in bootcamp!
     
  4. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

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    My 2 cents......

    I personally installed win2k pro in parallels, and I'm impressed with its' speed! I gave it the max ram from my 20" intel (2gigs) and it runs very smoothly... I haven't noticed any hang-ups anything..... I also like the cubing feature while switching back and forth from X to windoze....

    The only problem I'm having is trying to print.... I have an Epson R300.. I installed the drivers, and it still won't print... Obviously, it's connected via USB, but it can't find it when I select to "Add A Printer"... It finds it when I choose a "network printer", but it won't print... Anyone got any suggestions?
     

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