Trying to create a virtual machine for xp-pro which is used to poll our time clocks for adp, through the rs232 port on the server.....

Can not even get the virtual machine to boot from the cdrom, says no boot sector.... Have not tried a Microsoft vm yet. Linux vm's boot and load fine from cds/dvd.. So I just don't understand?

Can someone give me some advice or direction here not sure where to look.