Parallels 5 Upgrade - BSOD on all Virtual Machines

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by Chris Brewer, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. RANDY SEARLS

    RANDY SEARLS

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    Having same problem.

    Spent ONE hour with tech support. Finally had me change CPU to "1" and that fixed the problem. No explanation as to why it could no longer be set to "2". Oh well. Hope this works for you.

    Had me change a couple of other settings but the CPU change seemed to be the one that worked.
     
  2. DaTa

    DaTa

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    Knowledgebase article created

    Hello,

    There was a Knowledgebase article created regarding this issue, please have a look at:

    http://kb.parallels.com/en/6873

    Thank you!
     
  3. AlastairA

    AlastairA

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    worked like a charm

    worked like a charm for me.
     
  4. RANDY SEARLS

    RANDY SEARLS

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    Thank you. At leaset that explains more about the CPUs and that I can now change the setting back to two.
     
  5. kwinters

    kwinters

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    Changed the VM CPU to 1. Worked excellent! Thats the answer..
     
  6. FranzK

    FranzK

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    Finally worked - XP with Parallels 5 Upgrade

    I uninstalled v. 5, reinstalled v. 4, restored a VM of XP SP3 from a backup, changed configuration to 1 CPU, reinstalled v. 5 and then it worked, not longer a black screen. Guess I was too quick to upgrade to version 5 of Parallels and can't believe it was so much work for a configuration many people might have, and no warning in the documentation.
     
  7. Scott Saunders

    Scott Saunders

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    Too Late, Already reinstalled the Virtual Machine and started from Scratch. Thanks for the update!!!
     
  8. EminG

    EminG

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    Had the problem described in the thread. I followed the instructions to get Windows to boot. After Parallels Tools were re-installed I was able to increase the number of CPUs back to 2 cores. Works fine now.
     
  9. cheminade

    cheminade

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    Works for me

    All is in the title, after setting up the processor to 1, re launch the virtual machine, install parallels desktops security tools, i get back to 2 processor and it works perfectly.

    Thanks for the tip
     
  10. CabellF

    CabellF Bit Poster

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    The other way around as well...

    I had this happen as well but my VM was originally set for two processors under v. 4 and v. 5 had reset it to 1 processor. Changed the setting back to 2 processors and it started right up.
     
  11. feribobi

    feribobi

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    Yeah

    Works fine on my machine too. THANKS
     
  12. ArvidB

    ArvidB

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    The 1 CPU fix worked for me

    I got both THREAD_RETURNED_AT_BAD_IRQL and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL errors during boot and setting the CPU to 1 and rebooting did the trick! =)
     
  13. hanzepans

    hanzepans

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    Worked for me!

    This solution to set the processor back to 1 has worked for me, but I almost deleted my Windows image and installed a new one after having rebooted a zillion times yesterday. Really makes me angry at the Parallels team, don't they test this stuff out before releasing updates like this?
     
  14. AchimG

    AchimG

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    Did not work for me, still get a BSOD

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    I can start Windows in Bootcamp but not in Parallels.
     
  15. Markus Bischoff

    Markus Bischoff

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    same problem - after upgrade to 5 bluescreen

    anyone a solution?
     
  16. Markus Bischoff

    Markus Bischoff

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  17. ReidB

    ReidB

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    Didn't work for me

    on MacPro upgrade isn't working. Seemed like it never upgraded the virtual machines. Did the upgrade fine on a MacBook Pro.
     
  18. DrKarl

    DrKarl Bit Poster

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    Worked for me

    Switching to 1 CPU took care of the BSOD for me ... P Tools installed fine, shut down, switched back to 2 CPUs, and all is good.

    (I'm on an 8-core Mac Pro early 2008 with Snow Leopard 10.6.1 with an XP Pro SP3 VM from Parallels Desktop 4.0.)

    Grateful for these forums so that I found this thread and solution! Whew.
     
  19. Raymond Weeth

    Raymond Weeth

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    AlistairA it looks like your error is the same as mine
    Driver_irql_not_less_or_equal
    Stop: 0X000000D1
    Partmgr.sys
    AppleMNT.sys

    Everything was working with PD4 Win7 Ultimate on Bootcamp
     
  20. PierreB

    PierreB

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    The solution works

    This fix works.
    Mac OSX 10.6.1 + Win XP SP3
     

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