Sunday, July 22, 2012 7:09 PM
Hi all! I am running Windows 7 Home, 64-bit on a Samsung laptop (nothing fancy).
I have Windows 98 running virtually, everything seems to work flawlessly except for this weird thing with the CD/DVD-ROM. I can detect, browse and install any file off a physical CD (Yay, X-Wing :P) but after installation any attempt to access the CD drive is met with "no cd in the drive" errors. My laptop is too new for me to find Windows 98 drivers for the virtual install, and the drive letter seems to be correct.
I think I will try running the same setup on my desktop(which has an IDE CD/DVD-ROM) later today and see if I get the same issue.
Thanks in advance.
Sunday, July 22, 2012 8:03 PM
Don't try to install any drivers in a VM, you'll only make things worse. The necessary drivers are already there.
Most likely, what you're seeing is some sort of DRM/copy protection scheme that is seeing your DVD/CD drive in the VM as a virtual drive, which it is, and acting like you're using either a copy or an ISO of the original game.
The only technical solution are updates to the VPC2007 code, but since it is end-of-life that's unlikely to happen.
You might be able to find a patch for the game to update it and that may allow it to work.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 3:29 AMModerator
Which VM do you use. Make sure you configure VM's CD/DVD-ROM in right way.