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    "No boot device is available" in windows parallels
    I manually switched off/on my mac after restart my windows parallels is giving error "No boot device is avaialble". I reinistalled windows but is there any way to recover old data as I have old .pvm or .hdd file. I tried open it with parallels mounter but it says "Parallel mounter is unable to open the virtual disk" ANY IDEAS.


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    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air 2, AppleTV2
    I'd start on the Parallels KB. There are many options in there:
    KB Parallels: I am unable to start Windows: troubleshooting Virtual Machine start issues

    If none of those work I'd contact their support direct.

    But before you do anything I'd make a copy of the VM so that you have a backup should the troubleshooting not work and change things for the worse
    External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post

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