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message when starting Win 8 RP

  1. #1


    Posts : 152
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

    message when starting Win 8 RP


    Win 8 RP installed in VMware player.

    This message appears each time I started the Win 8, yet there is no issue opening it.
    Like to know what causes the message and how to fix it.
    See screenshot......Click image for larger version

    t-4-2

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  2. #2


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    The cause may be HYPER-V. Go into Programs and Features and turn off HYPER-V. Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Nope. Not Hyper-V. Win8 is a VM and you cannot enable Hyper-V in a VM. t-4-2 uses Win7 as a host.

    I saw that dozens of times. It's when the ISO is deleted from that folder or if it was moved to another folder BUT VMware Player still uses that file in the settings.

    Go to settings -> CD rom options and see it there. You can remove it, use the host drive or use another (existent) ISO file.

    No big issue as you already said.
    Good luck
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  4. #4


    Posts : 152
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The cause may be HYPER-V. Go into Programs and Features and turn off HYPER-V. Good luck.
    Hyper-V is not checked.

    t-4-2
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  5. #5


    Posts : 152
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Nope. Not Hyper-V. Win8 is a VM and you cannot enable Hyper-V in a VM. t-4-2 uses Win7 as a host.

    I saw that dozens of times. It's when the ISO is deleted from that folder or if it was moved to another folder BUT VMware Player still uses that file in the settings.

    Go to settings -> CD rom options and see it there. You can remove it, use the host drive or use another (existent) ISO file.

    No big issue as you already said.
    Good luck
    Win 8 RP iso was never moved.
    It was saved at Download folder since day 1 and it is still there.

    How do I go to Settings > CD rom options ?
    I don't see CD rom option under Settings.

    t-4-2
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  6. #6


    Hyper-V doesnt like VMWARE at all on Win8
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  7. #7


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
    How do I go to Settings > CD rom options ?
    I don't see CD rom option under Settings.
    See this?
    Click image for larger version
    That's it.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 152
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


    Yes, found it.
    Switched to Physical Drive. Apparently that is the solution. No error message appears upon starting Win 8.

    Thank you.

    t-4-2
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  9. #9


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
    Yes, found it.
    Switched to Physical Drive. Apparently that is the solution. No error message appears upon starting Win 8.

    Thank you.

    t-4-2
    You're welcome.
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