Windows XP won't boot

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Richard Pettet, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Richard Pettet

    Richard Pettet

    I'm running Build 1940 on a Mac Mini. Never had any problems previously but all of a sudden Windows XP will only boot in safe mode, other than that I get the Windows XP logo and then just darkness. However, if i try the same winxp.pvs and winxp.hdd on another Mac with the same version of parallels then it works fine. Any advice
  2. Yeolegood


    Please try to create new Virtual Machine based on existing Hard Drive as follows:

    a. Start Parallels. In Parallels Desktop menu bar click File -> New.

    b. Choose Custom mode of installation. On the next steps leave default settings.

    c. On the fourth step choose "Use an existing hard disk image".

    d. Browse to your .hdd file.

    e. Finish installation leaving default settings.

    In case the issue persists, repair Windows installation as described in this knowledge base article:

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