Windows Vista Installation Issues - BUILD 1970 - HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by vtrejo210, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. vtrejo210

    vtrejo210

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    Hey guys, Im using parallels desktop for mac build 1970, and I have run into this issue:

    Installation proceeds fine up until the "expanding files" on the windows vista installer reach 100% and then suddenly I get a message on the Mac OS saying that I need to restart my computer and that I can hold down the power button for several seconds to do so. When the computer boots back up and I open parallels and run the windows vista VM, I get a message that says "bootmgr is missing" press crtl+alt+delete to restart". At the point where it tells me that I need to restart the computer, I dont think Windows Vista has completed installing.

    I am wondering whether the windows vista installation on Parallels is causing the computer to tell me that I need to restart?

    Windows XP does not run into this problem. Please let me know if this is a issue that can be fixed, I really want to try Vista out.

    This is the Vista RTM 32-bit version im trying to install.
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2006
  2. HinckleyScott

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    You should get a kernel panic report on the Mac after rebooting from this. You can copy all the text out of it into a text document (or into this thread). Hopefully that will provide info that will help the Parallels folks diagnose where it is crashing.
     
  3. vtrejo210

    vtrejo210

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    How do I get that kernel panic report?
     
  4. HinckleyScott

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    On my computer it came up automatically on the first boot after the crash.
     
  5. toddgarvin

    toddgarvin

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    Vista RTM Issue

    I'm not sure how helpful this is, but i've installed Vista (including the RTM) and had no problems. I'm guessing there was just a glitch in the install when your Mac crashed. I would go to your home folder > Library > Paralells and delete the Vista VM. Then try the install again being sure to use a real DVD (not an image). This should work. If not, then you may have bigger fish to fry. :confused:
     
  6. xochi

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    1. Kernel Panic logs are located at /Library/Logs/panic.log

    2. Loading Vista from an ISO is very fast and works fine -- I see no need to use a DVD. in fact, a few people have reported bugs when using DVDs. It seems ISOs may work better.
     

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