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Virtual machine fails to start with "Creating snapshot" spinning wheel

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

  • Virtual machine fails to start with Creating snapshot spinning wheel.

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Cause

Virtual machine misconfiguration.

Resolution

  1. Restart your Mac and do not start Parallels Desktop.

  2. Open Parallels Control Center > Right-click the virtual machine name > Show in Finder > locate virtual machine .pvm file, right-click it and choose Show Package Contents. Open config.pvs file with Text Edit and change the following string:

    <UndoDisks>1</UndoDisks>
    <SafeMode>1</SafeMode>
    

    to

    <UndoDisks>0</UndoDisks>
    <SafeMode>0</SafeMode>
    

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