ERROR: Unable to perform the action because the virtual machine is busy

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Symptoms

You get the following error when trying to perform some action with your virtual machine:

Unable to perform the action because the virtual machine is busy.

Cause

Another operation on this virtual machine is currently is progress.

Resolution

  1. Wait until the previous operation completes and repeat the action.
  2. Shut down the virtual machine and try again.
  3. If you still get this error, quit Parallels Desktop and start it again.

If the issue still persists try the solution from the KB112444

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