You do not appear to have a valid CD-ROM device. If this is a CD-ROM device try enabling legacy emulation mode

I have got one of my customers today complaining that she can not access her laptop CD-ROM inside her virtual machine & that she keeps getting the following error:

VMware Workstation Error

“You do not appear to have a valid CD-ROM device. If this is a CD-ROM device, try enabling legacy emulation mode”

The easy solution for this problem was to change the virtual machine CD-ROM mode from PassThrough IDE to Emulate IDE as per the image below:

I hope this help some one avoid the same problem.

Comments

  1. Helped Me 🙂

  2. I am glad I have been able to help you my friend.

    Keep checking out for more news soon.

  3. Nice quick easy fix. Got his issue after upgrading to Win 7 64-bit on my VMWare Client machine. Maybe that has something to do with it?

  4. It could be Gweedo.

  5. “Got his issue after upgrading to Win 7 64-bit on my VMWare Client machine.”
    Can about it more?

  6. Daniel Dias says:

    Helped Me too!!! Thanks!!

  7. Thanks…Worked for me!

  8. Uh i got windows 7 i dont got this when i click on cd/dvd
    i got another screen is there another way to do it?

  9. Ajay Singh Rathore says:

    you do not appear to have a valid cdrom device. if this is a cd-rom device, try enabling legacy emulation mode.

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