Article ID: 5753, created on Nov 17, 2008, last review on May 10, 2014

Symptoms

I have a virtual machine which is based on Boot Camp partition. After upgrade from Parallels Desktop version 3 to version 4 the machine was upgraded, but the upgrade procedure was not completed successfully. Now I can log in Boot Camp directly, but I am unable to start my virtual machine.

Resolution

If you have a virtual machine which uses Boot Camp as a hard drive which fails to start after the upgrade from Parallels Desktop version 3 to version 4 and you are able to log in Boot Camp directly, please, recreate this virtual machine.

You would not loose any data, as only configuration files will be recreated.

To do this, please,

- launch Parallels Desktop from Finder -> Applications -> Parallels Desktop,
- choose File -> New -> Virtual machine from
Parallels Desktop top menu. The installation Assistant will guide you through the process.
- select "Custom" option in Virtual Machine Type window
- choose "Boot Camp Partition" when asked about hard disk options
.

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