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Article ID: 6291, created on May 4, 2009, last review on May 7, 2014


You have Parallels Workstation installed on Windows Host computer with AMD Phenom processor. You have created a Windows Guest virtual machine and started operating system installation in it. Installation goes through Text phase, which finishes in virtual machine reboot. After that the installation proceeds to Graphical phase which almost immediately results in BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) with STOP 0x0000008E message.



This problem was reported for several trademarks of virtualization software of different vendors. It was verified that AMD Phenom chipset has internal issue which was resolved by recent BIOS update.

Please, ensure that you have the last BIOS version installed and attempt installing Windows again.


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