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Unable to launch Boot Camp based virtual machine. Error PRL_ERR_DISK_FILE_EXISTS

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac

Symptoms

When I try to launch my virtual machine installed from Boot Camp partition, I get an error message:

    Failed to configure the Boot Camp partition's hard disk. 
    A disk configuration error has occurred. Make sure that you have read/write permissions for the disk. 

Cause

Virtual machine misconfiguration

Resolution

  1. Delete your current 'My Boot Camp' virtual machine: How to uninstall/delete a Virtual Machine in Parallels Desktop for Mac

  2. Create a new Boot Camp based virtual machine: Can I run my Boot Camp partition with Parallels?

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