3186 and unexpected shutdowns

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by greg1075, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Hugh Watkins

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    no not since I got off the beta stuff

    may be twice in 6 months then

    Hugh W
     
  2. steve

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    Well, I specifically stayed away from the beta's and upgraded when it went GA (3186) from 1970. Now I am getting spontaneous crashes. Again, no beta's between.

    This definitely irks me.
     
  3. greg1075

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    I'm not surprised. First I didn't think that "most" people experiencing crashes with 3186 had run betas prior. Just like I don't believe that 3186 crashing - for those who did upgrade from a beta version - has anything to do previous those betas leaving any remnants or "bad files" or whatever you want to call it...nor do I think that upgrading any programme from a beta version should pose any problem. This is all bull if you ask me. Stability has been a growing issue since 1970, plain and simple. And as for as I am concerned, if you don't have that basic quality in a computer programme, you don't have a product.
     
  4. steve

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    Any luck with 3188?
     
  5. lithe951

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    Count me in. I'm just like Steve, I avoided the betas completely and upgraded directly from 1970 to 3186, making sure to upgrade the tools as well. I have now crashed twice in 3186, just quits completely, no warning at all. It NEVER crashed in 1970.

    Both crashes seemed to be javascript-related. Both times I was running a browser (Firefox once, IE7 once) and clicked on a javascript function on a web page (one automated popup, one graphical list button), and boom! No more Parallels. Knock on wood, I've restarted and the VM seems fine.

    I will send this to support.

    Mark
     
  6. Purplish

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    I have experienced 3 kernal panics and at least two sudden shutdowns.

    The only common thread that I can see is that I was starting up the VM in coherence mode.
    If I start up the VM in windowed mode, it seems a lot more stable, even if I later switch to coherence. I am not sure if this is the solution, but I'll stick with it until I see a better idea.
     
  7. jsteinhu

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    A javascript dependency to your problems points heavily towards a messed up windows install. Perhaps it is coincidence that it happened at same time you upgraded, maybe something went wrong during the upgrade unrelated to parallels. A tactic that might be worth your time is to save a copy of the whole VM immeditally after a fresh windows install (and updates) so that you can easily do clean tests.
     
  8. lithe951

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    I just crashed a third time today, also running a web page with heavy javascript in IE7. Also the first crash was in coherence mode, but second and third have been in windowed mode. I don't think it has anything to do with coherence. I can't wait until I am outside this firewall and can access the pages I need from the Mac side. I'm avoiding web pages in Windows like the plague now.
     
  9. MicroDev

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    I upgraded from 1848 directly to 3186. I have not noticed any problems in any mode except that the start menu does not work from the dock icon. I upgraded (today) to 3188. In each case the upgrade went smoothly, I was prompted to update the Parallel Tools, and the apps all seem to work well.

    Most of what I do is database and web application development so I only run Windows browsers for testing purposes. I can't say that anything has crashed more often on my Mac than on any of my Windows desktop PCs.

    I know this doesn't help solve many peoples problems, but I can attest to a stable 3186-3188 platform.
     
  10. harry33

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    paralles quit and I lost few applications forever

    Since I installed 3188 parallels quit and the runnig application with it. I have to reinstall this application again. The best version was built 3170 and i regret to make the proppsed upgrades. My ram is just 312Mb and when I want to increase it the system told me 312 is the max. I have 2Gb ram on my imac

    i'll appreciate some advices
     
  11. jhorwitz

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    What do you mean by manual uninstall and reinstall? Is this different than uninstalling from Add/Remove Programs and installing from the Actions menu of Parallels? Also, how do you turn the auto coherence mode off, and how do you restart it?
     
  12. upsman92

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    3188 shutsdown on me
     
  13. Eru Ithildur

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    Try tidying up your computer with a utility like Onyx.
     

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