Sudden Windows 11 BSOD 0xc0000225

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop on a Mac with Apple silicon' started by SinanK2, May 31, 2024.

  1. SinanK2

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    I've been using this Windows 11 VM on Parallels for macOS Apple Silicon for three years now.

    After the latest Windows Updates today, I started getting this blue screen upon boot:

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    The image above is available at this address, in case it does not show in-line properly: https://ibb.co/FwPZwRF

    Now the odd thing is, I reverted to an old version of this VM backed up on an external thumb drive (kept offline), and it too, is showing the same BSOD!

    I would have thought Windows Update broke something, but what is going on?

    This is super odd!

    Anybody else seeing this problem all out of the blue (quite literally)?
     
  2. SinanK2

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    Verified that this happens only after the latest Windows updates.

    Discard the red herring about it happening to offline VMs. Somehow replacing the .pvm file/folder wasn't enough to replace the VM as Parallels managed to keep a link to the renamed, broken .pvm file/folder (interesting feature there) - and booted that one up, instead of the restored backup.

    Updating the backup through Windows Update consistently reproduces the issue.

    The issue also reproduces consistently across different Apple Silicon hardware.

    Am I the only user seeing this?
     
  3. SinanK2

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    These are the last updates that seem to work fine:
    https://ibb.co/b3PXsTk

    Installing these updates renders the device unbootable (and also unable to enter safe mode):
    https://ibb.co/tXKLrs4

    Does this seem like a Microsoft issue, then?
     
  4. MarkM66

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    Got the same issue now. Hoping that I have a backup at home.
     
  5. BingoWinner

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    Same issue here, wonder how this can be fixed? Has anyone been able to boot into any kind of recovery mode to revert?
     
  6. AlexanderG21

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  7. MarkM66

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    I couldn't fix it. Luckily, had a backup that I was able to restore.
     
  8. SinanK2

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    Parallels deleted my account after I reported this issue directly to their support and they said they'd need to look at it.
    Has this happened to anyone else before?
     
  9. SinanK2

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    AFAIK this issue hasn't been fixed yet.
    Anyone else running into it, or has Microsoft pulled the errant update (assuming it was their fault)?
     

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