No boot device installed

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by LindaW, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. LindaW


    I have already submitted this problem to the Parallels (10411237), but if someone has a solution, I'd love to hear it earlier rather than later.

    1. Opened Parallels Desktop.
    2. Started New Virtual Machine wizard.
    3. Chose to install from file.
    4. Selected the file, which I have already downloaded per instructions on the "Installing Windows 7 Parallels Desktop 6 for MAC" which was included in the Downloads at the end of my purchase on your site.
    5. System prompted me with "unable to detect OS" message, so I manually selected Windows 7 as the operating system.
    6. System took me to a screen for entering my Windows Activation Unlock Code.
    7. System took me to a terminal like window. See attached screenshot. "No boot device available."

    Not sure if this matters, but I purchased Parallels 7 and the Windows 7 Home Premium as a combination deal from your website here:



    Attached Files:

  2. SJR


    This happens for me too when attempting to start a new VM Transported from Bootcamp (Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit).

    I tried all hardware device options, both IDE and SATA, but no boot device found on any of them! - You may find that your issue is fixed by selecting a different hardware device - it should be IDE 0:0 or SATA 0:1 I believe (but neither worked for me). Make sure your boot sequence is HDD/DVD.

    I raised ticket number 1228148 with Parallels Support for my particular issue...

    Hope this helps?
  3. SJR


  4. damngood


    No boo device installed on windows 7 parallels on mac

    i manually turned off/on my mac and when it boots up my parallels showing up this error "no boot device is unavailable". So reinstalled parallels and windows on it. But my question is how can I recover my old data as I have old .pvm or .hdd file. Please provide some solution. When I open .hdd file with parallel mounters it says " Parallel mounter is unable to open the virtual disk". So any idea ?


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