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Extremely slow virtual machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

  • Virtual machine is very slow on the start.
  • CarboniteDaemon process takes 100% (or even more) of CPU usage in Activity Monitor:

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Cause

Carbonite app is enabled and making a backup.

Resolution

Delete Carbonite from the Login Items:

  1. Open System Preferences > Users & Groups > tick your User > Login Items tab.

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  2. Go to the tab that shows programs that are allowed to start on boot > Click on Carbonite app and press the minus sign so that it is no longer in the list.
  3. Check the performance.

Note: We would recommend to launch Carbonite only when you would like to make a backup and keep it disabled all other time.




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