Newbie needs help installing xp with parallels 4.0 "No boot device available" Error

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Kwone, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Kwone macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2009
    I have a new MBP with OSX 10.6 and Parallels desktop 4.0 with the latest build. The problem I am having is every time I try and install windows xp I get an error saying "No boot device available"

    I went into the console and made sure the cd drive is first but no luck, I know the copy of xp is bootable because I was able to install it OK with Bootcamp


  2. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    I just got the same result using Windows 7 on an imac with Parallels trying to use the bootcamp partition. Interestingly enough it actually worked about 3 times before this happened. But it was slow as molass and felt kind of 'wrong'.
    I have used VMWare and parallels desktop on much older macs that felt snappier.

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