I haven't accessed my computer for a couple of months or so. So as soon as I got back, I downloaded all the necessary upgrades I've missed for the last couple of months. As I was going to upgrade my Parallels, it told me to register AGAIN. After doing that, it than told me to INSTALL a new virtual machine. So it seems that Parallels reset it self and my virtual machine (WIN XP) is also gone. I looked in my home folder and there is still a Applications (Parallels) folder and the files seems to all be there. There is a Parallels subforlder in my Documents folder, but there is nothing in it. Am I missing something? I'm not computer savvy, but I don't think I'm that dumb to delete a whole OS? A big chunk of my thesis was in there!!! What's going on? Please help!!!