I am having trouble getting this to work. From what I have read this is an IDE driver issue but I am not sure if I should approach this from the vmx file, drivers in vmware or from the windows side and could use some help. Here is some relavent information:
Any help would be greatly appreciated! TIA!
Since this was created from a Dell Laptop I'm assuming it's an OEM install of Windows XP and if indeed it is you are not allowed to migrate it to another system, physical or virtual, as it is not allowed by the OEM EULA. OEM installs of Windows OSes live and die on the original system installed and are not transferable.
So even though one could manually inject the Driver and Windows Registry entries for the BusLogic SCSI Controller as the .vmx configuration file shows it's configured for, nonetheless once booted to Windows one will be faced with WPA (Windows Product Activation) and it will fail as it is no longer on the Dell Laptop it was originally installed on.
When the VM uses a VMWare virtual SCSI controller, IDE0:0 usually refers to the Host's CD/DVD drive. Make sure you have the Host's real CD/DVD drive data and power connectors actually plugged in. If you don't you'll get the "Cannot connect virtual device ide0:0" error when you start the VM.
Never happened to me 😆
Regards . . .
I certainly had no intention of helping anyone circumvent any license. I could care less about licensing mechanisms because I don't try to avoid them. The ONLY reason I posted a reply here is because this is the sole discussion I could find anywhere that specifically mentioned "Cannot connect virtual device ide0:0". I thought I had something to add that would help the community. Now I'm glad that I didn't spend more time giving detail on the specifics of this situation.
Please feel free to delete my 6/11/13 reply so others can spend half a day trying to correct a VMware problem that, in my recent experience, is not really caused by VMWare. Btw, did I mention "Stop error" anywhere?
Regards . . .