Starting, Stopping, and Resetting a Virtual Machine
Starting a Virtual Machine
To start a virtual machine, do one of the following:
After starting the virtual machine, it will boot into the guest operating system installed in this virtual machine. If no guest operating system is installed in the virtual machine, Operating System Installation Assistant will start.
2. You can manage the virtual machine content without starting the virtual machine with the help of Parallels Mounter.
Stopping a Virtual Machine
To turn off the virtual machine, use the standard shutdown procedure of the guest operating system installed in it, or click the Shut Down button in the Parallels Desktop toolbar. If the guest operating system cannot be shut down for some reason or other, you can forcibly stop the virtual machine by doing one of the following:
Warning: If you forcibly stop the virtual machine, you may lose all unsaved data.
Resetting a Virtual Machine
If some program error has caused your virtual machine to hang, you may wish to reset the virtual machine.
To reset the virtual machine, do one of the following:
Warning: If you reset the virtual machine, you may lose all unsaved data.
Setting a Restriction on Changing the Virtual Machine State
If you select the Change virtual machine state option in the Security pane of Virtual Machine Configuration, you will have to provide your administrator password each time you want to start, stop, suspend, or otherwise change the virtual machine state.
To edit the security settings of your virtual machine: