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VMWare DOS-like cursor

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I apologize in advance if this question was already asked on this forum, but I've done a search and didn't find anything.


My installation of OS X86 in VMWare is successful, but when I try to boot from the virtual hard drive, I immediately get a black screen with a white DOS-like cursor in the top left of the screen. There is no disk activity according to VMWare from that point on, and it doesn't do anything else. It just hangs there. Task Manager in XP shows that VMWare is using around 50% of the CPU, but nothing happens in the Virtual Machine.


I have a Pentium 4 HT (hp dx2000MT computer) processor that supports SSE3, I've tried a few different installation ISO's (it doesn't seem to be related to the installation disk, every installation I try runs successfully but ends up with the same problem). I've only selected the SSE3 patch in the installer etc. I've also flagged the partition as active.


Is this a problem with VMWare or is my computer not capable of running OS X86 in VMWare?


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