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    Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Hello all! I am trying to install window 7 to virtual box. Although I have the disk in the disk reader, I keep getting the error message "Fatal: No Bootable Medium Found! System halted. Any ideas?

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

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    My first guess would be that you did not set up your CD/DVD drive in the Storage tab.

    Stop the VM.

    Select the VM in the setup GUI. Go to Settings. Go to Storage. You should see "Controller: IDE". Under that I suspect you will see a disk symbol labeled "EMPTY".

    Select that. Then go to the "Attributes" box. Look for "CD/DVE Drive". To the right of that, by the edge of the GUI, you should see another disk symbol. Click on that and select your CD/DVD device from the drop-down list.

    I usually select "Passthrough".

    Click "OK" in the bottom right.
    Last edited by QIII; February 10th, 2013 at 03:05 AM.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Thanks for the response but I am completely new here and totally lost beyond " Stop the VM." The rest of your message is Greek to me. Would you be so kind as to put that in laymen's terms for me, please?

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    We'll go step by step, then. I guess I rattled that off pretty quick.

    Close VirtualBox and open it up again. Let me know when you've done that.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Thanks. I am at the "Controller: SATA and I see "windows 7.vdi" below it.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Under Controller IDE it says it's empty.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    OK. I made a mistake. You want to be looking under Controller:IDE.

    Do you see a disk icon there?

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    hello there
    I'm having the same problems.....windows 7 is not installing
    I checked the CD I'm using and it seems to be neither a DELL nor an OEM disk...it should be an "original"
    could there be any other reasons for Windows 7 not being installed in my virtual box???
    I'd be very very very grateful if some hero-type-of-person could help me

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Where is the DVD from? Did you specifically buy a fully-licensed copy of Windows? If you are trying to install a DVD you created from the images that came with your machine, it will almost certainly not install in VB.
    If you ask for help, please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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