Hi. I've been trying for two days to fix this and search for solutions on parallels forums. I'd love help if possible b/c I have a bunch of data on the .hdd that I need to get. I'm using build 3150. Running XP SP2 on a MacBook. 1) when launching, I get the Windows Log On. I don't have a password, so I usually leave blank and is okay. But now, i get this error message: "A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error code 0x800700c1" 2) I tried starting in safe mode. Windows logon comes. I leave password blank like in 1), and get a different error: [title] "userinit.exe" [msg] "The procedure entry point spooler Init coudl not be located in the dynamic link library WINSPOOL.DRV." 3) I tried starting, press F8 and chosing "Last known good configuration." It seemed like it did a bunch of stuff, but in the end it didn't fix anything. I've been trying to fix this through the Recovery Console in XP and Registry Editor, but can't seem to do it. These are instructions I found on MS knowledge base (I think): Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe). Delete the following keys in the Windows registry: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Providers HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Providers I did reinstall Windows in a new OS, but I can't access the .hdd of the old VM. And, when I looked into reinstalling Windows over Windows in my current VM, it says that I could lose files in documents folders, and I'm not even sure where some data like Outlook .pst is stored, and whether I'd lose that. Can anyone help? I'm desperate.