VM stops responding and causes excessive CPU usage after running in the background

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by youngsinatra, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. youngsinatra

    youngsinatra Bit Poster

    I have a Virtual Machine running Windows 10 which stops responding after I let it sit in the background for 15-45min. It goes on to use 100-200% of my Mac CPU. The increased fan spin makes me aware it happened again. Sometimes this can be resolved when pausing the VM and resuming it again. Most of the time a forced restart is necessary.
    I filed several bug reports to parallels but I never got any feedback and the issue still exists up until today. Maybe someone as the same issue and knows a fix.

    What I'm using:
    Parallels Desktop Version 16.1.2 (49151)
    Windows 10 20H2 (running Visual Studio most of the time)
    macOS 10.15.7 (19H114)
    MacBook Pro 16,1 (16 inch 2019, 2.4GHz i9, AMD 5500M, 64Gb RAM)

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