Windows XP - Crashes on Install

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by loweryj, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. loweryj

    loweryj Bit poster

    Can anyone help me??? I am new to the MAC world and have installed Parallels Desktop 3.0 to run Windows XP. I did get it to run but then XP crashed ad I could not run the virtual machine.

    I have sice deleted the VM, unistalled Parallels Desktop 3.0 and even restored the MAC operating system. Now every time I create the virtual machine and try to install the XP, it always crashes on the install and will not complete. Now I can't use the VM or XP.

    Any help out there????
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2007
  2. jackybe67

    jackybe67 Pro

    witch version off xp your using?
  3. loweryj

    loweryj Bit poster

    XP Professional. As I had stated - it worked fine until the XP system crashed.
  4. ohTina

    ohTina Member

    I'm having the same problem, and JackieBe - I'm sorry but your advice made it worse.

    This began with a parallels tool problem, which Jackie recommended I reinstall PT, then paraellels would launch but XP crash at the start screen, so I completely uninstalled Parallels, reinstalled, and cannot get Windows XP to complete loading - at all. I get the blue set up with all the drivers loading shown at the bottom of the window, but installation doesn't complete. I get a blue screen of fatal error once the Setup is Starting Windows message appears (again in the lower left corner). I've now tried 3 different versions of Parallels and its the same problem over and over. PLEASE advise!
  5. Niccow

    Niccow Bit poster

    I was blocked at the same step and I just change the language of the mac (it was currently french) to english..... and then it worked. I do not know if it is the same issue for you.
  6. wjsind

    wjsind Bit poster

    I'm having the same problem... If anyone out there has answer, please advise.
  7. hodgepodge

    hodgepodge Bit poster

    A coupld of days ago, this article was posted to the knowledge base.

    Installing Windows OS from Disk Image File Using Mac OS X Disk Utility. Problems During Windows Installation. Installation from the Disk Fails.

    I was experiencing a similar problem as described in this thread where I installed Parallels 3.0 on my Mac and then the XP home edition install would hang while trying to boot from the hard drive. I uninstalled & reinstalled Parallels several times but always the desktop came up with the same configuration page & OS window.

    I uninstalled Parallels (for the 5th time), followed the step-by-step directions in the above article & created a brand new virtual machine. Now XP is running on my Mac like it is right at home.

    Hope this helps.

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