My virtual machine crashes soon after start.
Third party audio drivers incompatibility with Parallels Desktop
Check what audio drivers are installed on your Mac
Open Terminal and execute the followwing command:
The standard output should look like this:
AirPlay.driver iSightAudio.driver AppleAVBAudio.driver BluetoothAudioPlugIn.driver
Any other driver (file) listed in that directory can be a reason of a crash.
Several third party drivers that are known to cause the crash are listed below:
- "Avid CoreAudio.plugin"
- "Digidesign CoreAudio.plugin"
Uninstall third party audio driver that caused the crash
Note: This step should be taken if only any of the third party drivers listed in step 1 are found in
For "RazerAudio.plugin" - Use the "Uninstall Razer Synapse" app located in the
For "Hear.plugin" - Use the Hear application's menu to uninstall the driver.
For "SoundBunny.plugin" Use the SoundBunny application's menu to uninstall the driver.
- For "Avid CoreAudio.plugin" and "Digidesign CoreAudio.plugin" - remove the "plugin" files from
Alternatively you can delete the audio device from your virtual machine's Configuration:
- Start Parallels Desktop but do not launch your virtual machine
- Open your virtual machine's Configuration -> Hardware
Select the Sound device in the list and use "-" button to delete the device.