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    cd rom not working on windows
    Im running windows7 on parallels and my cd rom as stopped working when i switch from mountain lion to windows, ???

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    Make sure you assign the optical drive to Parallels when Windows is running, otherwise it belongs to OS X and you won't be able to use it. Look in the Parallels help to find out how to do it. I do not have my copy of Parallels installed at the present time otherwise I would show you how.

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    Thanks for that ,it was working fine until i installed a game ,then when i stopped playing the game ,it stopped working.

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    I just keep getting this error msg
    Unable to connect CD/DVD 1.

    A file or device required for the operation of CD/DVD 1 does not exist or is used by another process, or you have no permission to access it. The virtual machine will continue running, but the device will be disconnected.

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    Can anyone help me with this one,?

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    Looks like a whole bunch of Parallels users are having the identical issue - a whole bunch of threads on this subject.

    Check this thread - see post # 11 and see if that works for you without reinstalling Parallels.
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    Thanks for that ,its working now, i only seem to use this forum when ive got a problem and everytime i have someones helped me straight away, thanks again.

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