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Parallels Desktop couldn't detect Windows 10 Boot Camp partition

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Home Edition

Symptoms

  • Parallels Desktop can't detect Windows 10 Boot Camp partition.
  • Windows 10 works fine if I start Boot Camp natively.
  • When creating an empty virtual machine and selecting a Boot Camp drive as a source I receive the error:

    Failed to configure the Boot Camp partition's hard disk.

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Cause

Windows hard disk errors.

Resolution

Check your Windows hard disk for errors:

  1. Right-click on your drive > Properties > Tools tab > Error Checking > Check > Scan drive.

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  2. Once scanning is done, you'll receive the output:

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  3. Click on Repair drive and reboot WIndows to proceed.

  4. After that please boot on the Mac side, remove the old Boot Camp virtual machine and create a new one.

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An alternative resolution: running CHKDSK Utility

  1. In Windows search bar type cmd, right click on Command Prompt > Run as Adminisrtator

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  2. Execute the command:

    chkdsk /r /f                   hit Enter/Return
    
  3. Type Y to confirm disk checking and hit Enter/Return. Reboot Windows to proceed.

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