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Cannot start Virtual machine. Problem ID: 44

  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Access


Error message:

'Unable to start the virtual machine. The virtual machine cannot be started. Problem ID: 44'


  • Go to Virtual machine menu -> Stop or terminate (Force Quit) prl_vm_app (ParallelsVM) process in Activity Monitor; then restart your Virtual machine


  • Reboot your Mac

If that solution does not help please do the following:

  1. In Parallels Desktop menu bar go to Window -> Virtual Machines List
  2. Right-click on your Virtual machine and choose "Show in Finder"
  3. Right-click on your Virtual Machine's .pvm bundle and choose "Show package contents"
  4. Locate .sav and .mem files and delete them
  5. Restart the Virtual Machine.

Warning: all unsaved data from your last Windows session will be lost.

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