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Error message (missing sp2.cab) on booting up from Boot Camp

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 4 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 3 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 2.x for Mac

Resolution

Problem: I had to erase and re-install my Boot Camp partition and now I'm getting this error in Parallels when I try to boot up the Boot Camp drive: "Parallels Desktop cannot find necessary drivers to configure your Boot Camp partition. Please refer to Help - Parallels Desktop Help - Using Boot Camp Windows XP Installation for troubleshooting."

Solution: Parallels Desktop requires sp2.cab file to operate with your Boot Camp partition. By default, the file is stored at C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache.To resolve the issue, copy the driver.cab file located at the same directory and rename it to sp2.cab.



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