BradI100
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CDRom Locked "Another virtual machine may be using this drive exclusively." Any workarounds?

Hi,

I've been searching the forums and documentation for a fix for this issue. I loaded the trial of VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 to try it. When I put an XP pro CD into the drive to install I sometimes get "Unable to open drive F: Another virtual machine or application may be using this drive exclusively. Failed to connect virtual device ide1:0

If I exit VMWARE and try to access the CDrom in Windows 7, It still is locked - I can't read CDs... my only option is to reboot the whole "real" computer.

Any way around this?

Thanks

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