Windows portable no longer works !

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by JoseD11, Jan 1, 2022.

  1. JoseD11

    JoseD11 Bit Poster

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    I have my windows partition on an external drive that I run using bootcamp mode, and now the drive is not found while booting, any solution to this problem?
     
  2. IevgenM

    IevgenM Bit Poster

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    Same problem for me.
     
  3. GampaA@Parallels

    GampaA@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello @JoseD11, have you removed Bootcamp files?
     
  4. IevgenM

    IevgenM Bit Poster

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    Hello @GampaA@Parallels , as for me, I've used some previous version of parallels to run windows from external drive using bootcamp mode. After upgrading to Big Sur I had to update to latest version of Parallels. Now with Version 17.1.1 (51537) I see next error when launching Windows:
    > Unable to connect Hard Disk 1.
    > A file or device required for the operation of Hard Disk 1 does not exist or is used by another process, or you have no permission to access it. The virtual machine will continue running, but the device will be disconnected.
    I've tried to remove and add virtual machine again, but have same error. Windows is starting from same drive without a problem when booting directly in bootcamp mode.
     

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