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Unable to connect to hard disk 1 error after migration from HP laptop with MBR partition table

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Home Edition

Symptoms

Unable to connect to hard disk 1 error after migration from HP laptop with MBR partition table

Cause

Corrupted bcd record.

Resolution

  1. In Parallels Desktop top bar: Actions -> Take a snapshot (to have an ability to revert to the current VM state).

  2. Boot into Recovery mode and open Command Prompt.

  3. Execute the following command one by one:

    bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
    C:
    cd Boot
    attrib bcd -s -h -r
    ren C:\Boot\bcd bcd.old
    bootrec /RebuildBcd
    
  4. Reboot virtual machine.

  5. If virtual machine now crashes with Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), please perform actions described in the article.



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