Bootcamp XP won't run in Parallels

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  1. ericthered macrumors member

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    I've posted this in the parallels forum but no luck there so I hope that I can get some suggestions here.

    My situation:

    I have XP pro installed using boot camp on a separate NTFS formatted drive in my mac pro. It used to work just fine in Parallels until the VM froze and I was forced to terminate the VM without the proper 'windows shutdown' sequence. After this shutdown, windows would not boot in Bootcamp or through parallels. I have successfully repaired windows and it boots just fine in bootcamp but still will not work in parallels.
    I have tried deleting the VM and reconfiguring a new VM but this did not work.

    What should I try next?
     
  2. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have a good response to this. However, have you uninstalled parallel tools using the bootcamp partition. I think I did this a while back to get it to work. Give this a go, no promises that it will work though.

    Nuc

    Edit: Also try deleting all the preferences for parallels (OSX side). Try this first before trying my suggestion above.
     
  3. ericthered thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried to uninstall parallels tools but it won't uninstall (even in safe mode, which is weird)
     
  4. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    Find the parallels preferences and delete those. I'm not sure exactly where they are in the library. Beyond this I'm not sure what to do except for a full reinstall of windows.

    Anyone else have any suggestions?

    Nuc
     
  5. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

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    run>regedit> and delete anything parallels in there.
     
  6. ericthered thread starter macrumors member

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    Tried that last night. Seemed to help as after that the VM booted up to a message that stated I had to reactivate windows and then froze. Parallels once again corrupted my XP install when I had to kill the VM without proper shutdown (I tried everything I knew to get the VM to respond with no success). I am just about to give up on Parallels.
    Their forums are next to worthless and no-one answers the e-mail I sent to their support team.

    Does anyone here have any answers other than a complete reinstall of XP? I really do not want to do that.

    Thanks for your assistance
     

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