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Mac OS often crashes with kernel panic

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

My Mac crashes with kernel panic quite often.

Cause

This may happen if your Mac HD has become corrupted resulting in a corrupted Parallels Desktop installation.

Resolution

  1. Remove Parallels Desktop application completely by following one of these articles:

For Parallels Desktop 7: How to remove Parallels Desktop 7 completely

For Parallels Desktop 6: How to remove Parallels Desktop 6 completely

  1. Launch Disk Utility (Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app)and repair disk permissions on your Mac HD.

  2. Install Parallels Desktop application again.

Note: You will need to register your virtual machines in Parallels Desktop application in order to use them again. To register a virtual machine you can either double-click on the virtual machine *.pvm file or start Parallels Desktop, click File, select Open and indicate the path to your virtual machine.




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