Parallels Desktop Problem Booting

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JJMartinez, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. JJMartinez macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2011
    I have a Windows 7 .iso image file that I burned to a DVD. I want to install it on Parallels Desktop. When the virtual machine loads, however, it states that it cannot boot up from the CD.

    I have tried changing the boot order and have even tried installing it with BootCamp. It still does not work.

    My guess is that something isn't working with the DVD but I could be wrong.

    Can anyone help me?
  2. emiljan macrumors 6502


    Jan 25, 2010
    Chances are the program you used to burn the ISO image did not make it bootable.

    Also use the ISO image to install Windows inside Parallels. When it asks you for the CD image, point it to your ISO image and see if that boots up.
  3. JJMartinez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2011
    I also tried that. I placed the ISO image on my desktop and tried to boot up from the hard drive. That didn't work either.
  4. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England

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