Vista won't boot when emulating

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by pknz, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. pknz macrumors 68020

    pknz

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    Just installed Windows Vista the third HDD in my Mac Pro, boots up fine, however I can't seem to get it to work through Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion (using the bootcamp install).


    Both emulators start Vista and then I get Windows Boot Manager telling me Windows failed to start.

    "Windows failed to load because the firmware (BIOS) is not ACPI compatible"
     

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  2. brasscat macrumors 6502

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    Which version of Vista are you using? Certain versions aren't allowed to be emulated (maybe that's the issue?)...
     
  3. pknz thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Its Vista Ultimate.

    I think what happened was the Virtual Machine I created in Parallels was for XP not Vista. I have created a new one (for Vista) which seems to be working.

    Fusion is still not working, different error message:

    royal.sys An was made to write to read-only memory.
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah my Vista on bootcamp, wont open if I try to open the bootcamp partition in Parallels. I just get the same error.
     

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