You start your virtual machine and receive the error message:
The virtual disk Hard Disk is corrupt. Please check it for errors.
A virtual hard disk may become corrupt for different reasons:
- after the kernel panic in Mac OS X;
- after the physical hard disk got damaged;
- after your Mac was shut down improperly (for example due to a power failure) and its file system became damaged.
If you face this problem, try to detect and fix the virtual hard disk errors using the prl_disk_tool utility:
NOTE: We strongly recommend that you make a backup of the virtual machine before following the troubleshooting steps.
- In Mac OS X, open Finder, go to Applications folder > Utilities folder, and double-click Terminal.
Paste the command below into Terminal as is (do not hit Enter yet):
prl_disk_tool check --hdd
Find your virtual machine in Finder. Right-click on the .pvm file of your virtual machine and choose Show Package Contents
Drag your WindowsXXX.hdd file into Terminal and drop it right next to prl_disk_tool check --hdd.
So as result you will see something like this in Terminal window:
prl_disk_tool check --hdd /Users/appleseed/Documents/Parallels/Windows\ 7.pvm/Windows\ 7-0.hdd
Please note there should be a space between --hdd and /Users/....
Press return and wait till this operation completes.
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