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Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by patimages, Nov 22, 2008.
Kernel panic or BSOD?
What OS is there
Mac OS. Linux,Windows
Can you provide screenshot for that
With build 3810 (and the latest Parallels Tools), I get the same.
Setting to 2 or 4 processors, the VM kernel panics while booting. Setting to 1 processor runs OK.
This is with MacOS X Server VM.
Screenshot is just the usual MacOS X kernel panic "You need to restart" screen on the VM.
See Problem reports 27070 and 27079.
I submitted report to developers,
VM unusable after 4.0
I'm in the same boat. I've got a MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo, and parallels 4.0 is such a cpu hog that Windows XP which was formerly quite spritely is ossified. This really needs fixed; I don't like using windows but for some things its necessary. Forget about using SAS or Arcview.... Please fix this ASAP.
Eddy-VI-2:~ rsh5$ prl_perf_ctl -a -l 10
Performance Counters View Utility v4.0.3844.408728
Copyright 2009 Parallels, Inc.
Eddy_VI_XP (1) - 02:54:01 +10 sec
disp_server - 02:54:01 +10 sec
Upgraded from 3.x to 4.x last week, prl_vm_app utilization goes over 100% (i've seen as high as 150% in activity monitor). Checked CPUs, no yellow triangle. Scanned for changes, nothing.
Running XP SP3, 2 CPU, 2000 GB of RAM assigned to VM. Machine is an 8 month old MacBook Pro 15", 2.4 Ghz, 4 GB RAM. Would appreciate any tips/suggestions.
UPDATE: Uninstalled and reinstalled parallels tools, no longer seeing high CPU utilization for prl_vm_app.
spoke too soon, even after re-installing tools I find that after a few hours of use, parallels goes to over 100% CPU utlization and becomes unusable. I am unable to shut down windows due to lack of response from VM. If I force quit parallels it freezes activity monitor (and i can't even run a ps command from within terminal). I have to reboot the mac before I can use parallels again.
Does anyone have a fix?
Did Parallels (or someone else) ever fix this?
I've also started getting >100% CPU usage thanks to prl_vm_app and haven't been able to fix it. This thread started 8 months ago--was a solution ever found?
PD4 on MacPro becomes unusable
Hello Parallels team,
I have also the same severe issue with PD4 on my MacPro 2009/MacOSX 10.5.8/WinXP/3GB.
After a few hours of use, Parallels PD4.0.3844 goes to over 100% CPU utlization and becomes unusable. I am unable to shut down windows due to lack of response from VM.
This thread exists since over 8 months. Nothing happens.
Can you fix it asap please?
I had this problem; while researching it here on the forum I took a look at Device Manager and found that one of the two processors was listed as "unknown" and had a red "X" in the icon. I used the add hardware wizard to find and install a new driver for the second processor. Relief was immediate.
Unfortunately, something has undone the benefit of the new driver; my usage is now extremely high again (>130%) and the only remedy I can find is to suspend the guest OS (WinXP home).