Parallels won't let Windows shut down

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by Skitalets, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Skitalets

    Skitalets

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    I'm running Parallels 3 build 4128. I have XP Pro installed on a Boot Camp partition and just booted it up under Parallels. Everything worked fine, including the Parallels Tools install and everything.

    But now, I can't get Windows to shut down permanently. Every time I choose Start -> Turn Off Computer -> Turn Off, Windows shuts down and then Parallels boots it right back up again! What in the world is going on? How do I get Parallels to just shut Windows down and stop so I can exit Parallels?

    To be honest, Parallels 3 has been a disaster from start to finish for me. After the 4128 update, it corrupted my VM on the first boot up and I had to reinstall everything. I switched to Boot Camp so that hopefully I could rely on Parallels less, but now I can't shut XP down under Parallels without fear of data loss. Where was the QA on this release?!
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2007
  2. Skitalets

    Skitalets

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    Huh, rebooting (instead of trying to shut down) and *then* shutting down seems to have done the trick. I can't say I'm at all pleased with all the weird problems the new release is introducing. I'll definitely be looking at VMWare.
     
  3. elfoic

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    I've exactly the same problem with Vista, and moreover under Xubuntu, it's the same thing.
    An idea?:confused:
     

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