Customer has some problems with the PC emulator on his mac.
Firstly, it looks like another technician had created about 10 different virtual PCs… mostly windows 2000.
Customer doesn’t have any windows XP CDs, so XP emulation is not an option.
I just cleanup all the extra PCs, and then take a look at his main problem:
He has some work-related CDs, but they don’t seem to work.
After some “getting used to” the macintosh interface (I find its similar to the Amiga…), I find that once the PC emulation is running, it seems to be setup to automatically “take over” the mac CD drive… So inserting the work CD, actually starts the autorun script on the CD.
The program starts, makes a few noises, then complains that it cannot run while CD emulation software is active.
OK, this looks like some overly restrictive software (thats paranoid about being copied), or a fault with the PC emulation (unlikely).
I cannot do much more, as my time is nearly up.
So the only solutions are:
– try the CDs in a real PC.
– Complain to the software maker… maybe they will fix the problem.