my mbp hard drive failed so got that parellels wont work..any ideas

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kel2, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. kel2 macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2009
    well all my data was transferred to my new hard drive but when i try to use parellels now it wont work..i have a lot of movies and music on it..any ideas whats wrong? when i click it it doesnt even come onto the dock..nothing happens..appreciate any help
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    What won't work - parallels or the guest OS?

    Did you have a backup? because if your hard drive failed, its very possible that you lost some data, which may include your guest OS and/or Parallels. Did you try to reinstall parallels?
  3. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009

    was the transfer done with a time machine backup? If it was often it is set to not backup your virtual machine meaning your backup would not restore all that data
  4. fehhkk macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Look for a .pvm file, which is the actual virtual machine file. Move it somewhere, and re-install parallels.
  5. man02195 macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    i used carbon copy and winclone to get data off my hard drive. Not sure how you got windows partition data backed up and restored.

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