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Unable to start Virtual Machine - EFI Boot

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

Symptoms

I am not able to start Windows. My virtual machine loads with some EFI Shell commands:

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Cause

EFI Boot is enabled in the virtual machine configuration.

Resolution

  1. Stop your virtual machine (in Mac menu choose Actions > Stop).
  2. Open your virtual machine's configuration > Hardware > Boot Order > Advanced Settings > Uncheck Use EFI Boot option:

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  3. Start your virtual machine.



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