OS X Reboots when Installing Tools

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by ender78, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. ender78

    ender78 Bit Poster

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    I just attempted to install tools, while installing the Windows XP drivers, my entire machine rebooted.
    I assumed that there was some kind of protection. I have never had any other app crash OS X in this way. It looked as if Parallels was able to send an instand reboot command to my entire machine [A MacBook Pro]

    I am running Release 1848
     
  2. jimh

    jimh

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    That sounds familiar to something that I had happen earlier. When you were installing the drivers, were you possibly focused outside of the actual install when you told it to reboot? I can't remember exactly how but that was my case, which for some reason passed the reboot on up the tree and eventually to OS X.
     
  3. ender78

    ender78 Bit Poster

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    It is possible that the focus was outside the PD window. I am now trying to do the re-install, but the Installshield Directory which PD was using is corrupt. I was able to do a manual chkdsk and fix the corrupted directory. PD Tools installed correctly that time. I never got the reboot option the first time, I believe that my machine crashed during the first portion of the driver install. I never got past the first set of drivers being installed.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2006
  4. smknapp

    smknapp

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    The same thing happened to me. Created a working Windows XP Pro installation. Then when I went to install Parallel Tools, my Mac Mini rebooted. When trying to rerun Parallels with the same VM it would not boot Windows correctly. Luckily I had made a clone of it. I finally got it installed by connecting my USB keyboard and mouse and video directly to the Mac Mini. Previously I had them connected via a KVM switchbox. Are you connected through a switchbox?
     

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