Hey all, I hope this is the right forum to put this in. I desperately need help. I have a MacBook with Leopard and I'm running Parallels with Windows XP. I have a virus on the XP side. Now, I can't log on to Windows. The virus is the log on log off loop or perhaps I should say that is a symptom of the virus. I'm having issues getting in touch with Parallels support. Does anyone have the solution or suggestions on what to do? PLEASE HELP!!!!
I have AVG Free installed BEFORE I got the virus. I selected a link from FaceBook opened in Safari and that was all it took. It automatically started Parallels and Windows and it went haywire from there. I've already reinstalled Windows, so what I really need is my documents and my outlook file. I just don't know how to find those. It's not like taking the hard drive out of a pc and putting it in an external enclosure. I can do that, but I can't just go in and access files. Any suggestions on this end?
Loc: Florida, USA
I didn't see Debbie's second post.
Odd how it could launch Parallels like that. Ether way there should be a way to mount the virtual partition. If you cant mount it with in OSX why not create a second virtual system and mount the virtual partition that has the files you want as a secondary slave partition?
If you cant mount it with in OSX why not create a second virtual system and mount the virtual partition that has the files you want as a secondary slave partition?
I can see mounting it as a slave when in windows, in other words making a new Windows partition, boot from it, then access the problem partition to get the data.
I don't know if it's possible to mount the .hdd image on X natively yet.
I did it a couple of years ago but it involved first converting the .hdd to one format, then to another, so the Finder could mount it read only, then I was able to recover the customer's Quickbooks file. It took hours to do the conversions. I had to temporarily install some kernel extensions to read and manipulate the formats. I had some notes, I'll have to see if I can find them. I'm just wondering if there's not an easier way now, I haven't ran across the need to since then.
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