Build 5608 "Enable Virtual Memory Allocation" Problem - Help!

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by pdyerbiz, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. pdyerbiz


    After working fine earlier today, receiving this message now:

    Parallels Desktop failed to allocate the specified amount of memory.
    Please restart Parallels Desktop and try again.
    To avoid this problem in the future choose from the menu: Parallels Desktop > Preferences. On the Memory tab select the "Enable virtual memory preallocation" option.

    I have been running version 5608 for months with no problems, including earlier this morning, but now it won't do anything. I have a big presentation tomorrow and would prefer not to have to go to Boot Camp with the re-registration required on the switch-over.

    EDIT: Following the instructions above does nothing...

    Here is my machine (running Windows XP on the VM):

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP41.00C1.B00

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008
  2. RedHerring


    Your Mac Memory is fragmented. Run your maintenance tasks in MacOSX, and reboot. Fixed.
  3. pdyerbiz


    Sorry for such a noob question, but what exactly do I do for this...


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