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Parallels Desktop is unable to load the guest Windows OS from Boot Camp partition and displays "blue screen of death" (BSOD).

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

Symptoms

After updating Boot Camp or repairing Windows under it, BSOD  with the 0x0000007b  number appears.

Cause

Parallels virtual machine configuration file has been changed incorrectly during some operations with the Boot Camp partition.

Resolution

1. Load the Boot Camp partition.


2. From the Windows Start menu, choose Run and type regedit. Click OK.

The Registery Editor appears.

3. In the Registery Editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ and delete the Parallels folder. Close the editor.

4. Load Mac OS.

5. Open the VM that uses the Boot Camp partition with Parallels Desktop.

AdditionalInformation

For additional information about "Stop 0x0000007B" error messages, see this article. Using this fix appears to resolve any BSOD issues when booting into Windows using Parallels or Boot Camp.



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