On startup, the virtual machine does not remember the which drive is my bootcamp drive I have set. For some reason, it sees 2 drives: a 128 partition (disk2) and another 438meg partition (disk3). I believe the latter is the virtual drive and the 128 is the actual bootcamp drive. Anyway, I've set it to the 438 meg but every time i restart parallels it says it is unable to figure disk2s, etc. and it is pointed to the 128 meg drive. In other words, it forgets I have assigned the virtural startup disk to the larger partition. So I switch in config to the larger drive (disk 3) and boot up. (I'm running Win 7). It will start, but after shutting down windows, I go back into config and it only sees the one disk (3) at 128mgs, bootcamp drive. The only other items on the drop down menu are a windows hdd drive Image file for my old XP installation. What is going on and how do I force Parallels 5 to remember the valid drive between restarts?