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Virtual machine does not start: Trying to boot from SATA drive

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition

Symptoms

  • After starting my virtual machine Windows doesn't boot. It holds on the message:

    Trying to boot from SATA drive 1...`
    

Cause

A master boot record (MBR) or a boot sector is corrupted.

Resolution

You can use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows:

  • A master boot record (MBR).
  • A boot sector.
  • A Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store.

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