Help with Parallels/Windows Xp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Daniel Fusco, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Daniel Fusco macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2007
    Hey Everyone-

    I've was converted to Mac about 6 months ago. I installed parallels with windows xp and it's always worked great.

    All of a sudden yesterday, the blue screen of death popped up on the virtual server and when I go to reboot I see the windows xp logo at startup but it doesn't go any farther. It just stays at the black screen inbetween the logo and the eventual xp desktop.

    I'm wondering if a) I can fix it and how or b) how I should go about uninstalling and reinstalling.

    If anyone has any ideas, I would love it.

    Thanks a ton
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

    Apr 27, 2006
    I'm not sure what's happening. There's probably a way to figure it out and repair it, but I don't like diagnosing Windows. I just reinstall. The great thing about virtual machines is that you can reinstall whenever you like and its not a big deal.

    You can open your XP VM's hard disk image with Parallels Explorer and recover any files you want to transfer to your new install first. Then its a matter of clicking File > New and making a new VM in Parallels just like you did before.

    Please post any questions if you have them.
  3. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    perhaps it would be better suited posting this question in the Windows on a Mac forum located further down below. More people with knowledge of parallels could help you.

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