20 February 2018

Mac Parallels Unable to Start Virtual Windows

On Sunday morning, my Windows VM blue screened. I was able to get it working again witht he following procedure:

  • In Mac Recovery mode (Apple R + Power), Terminal: csrutil disable
  • Relaunch OSX, shoudl be able to start Parallels virtual
  • Upgrade Parallels to v13
  • Check can run VM
  • Back in Mac Recovery, Terminal: csrutil enable
  • Relaunch OSX, Should still be able to run VM

This KB article by parallels:
Which suggests using csrutil disable to re-gain access to the VM. This worked for me.

Also found this one by VMWare which has a similar vein:

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