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How to terminate a frozen virtual machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Pro Edition
  • Parallels Access

Symptoms

It is impossible to stop/restart a virtual machine from the Parallels Desktop User Interface because all the buttons are grayed out.

Resolution

  1. On your Mac, open the Activity Monitor application from Finder -> Applications -> Utilities and find the following process:

    In Parallels Desktop 10, 11 and 12 the process name is the virtual machine's name:

  2. Highlight this process, click X at the top left corner and choose the Force Quit option.

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  3. Restart the virtual machine.

Search words:

virtual machine stuck in stopping state

frozen

cannot stop virtual machine

Virtual machine hangs

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