Crash has corrupted VMDK

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    Hello everyone,

     

     

    I need to ask for some help please; my google searches for a solution to my problem have been fruitless so far.

     

     

    I was running a WIndows 7 virtual machine with VMware Player 3.1 on my HP EliteBook 6930p laptop (Windows XP host) when it blue screened due to a fault in the Intel graphics driver.

     

     

    Now I cannot start the virtual machine; it fails with the error: Cannot open the disk ... Reason: the specified virtual disk needs repair

     

     

    (a longer excerpt from my vmware.log is below with more error messages)

     

     

    Is there anything I can do to repair my virtual machine or do I need to take the scorched earth approach?

     

     

    Thanks very much in advance.

     

     

    Shane

     

     

    An excerpt from the vmware.log file is as follows:

     

     

    Jun 30 08:20:33.068: vmx| FILE: ScanDirectory discarding M05752.lck from D:\Local Data\henderss\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows 7\Windows 7.vmdk.lck': invalid executionID.

    Jun 30 08:20:33.193: vmx| DISKLIB-SPARSECHK: D:\Local Data\henderss\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows 7\Windows 7.vmdk GT Error (EE): GT[210|http://communities.vmware.com/community-document-picker.jspa?communityID=&subject=210][474|http://communities.vmware.com/community-document-picker.jspa?communityID=&subject=474] = 23868928 / 23868928

    Jun 30 08:20:33.193: vmx| DISKLIB-SPARSECHK: D:\Local Data\henderss\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows 7\Windows 7.vmdk Resolving GT[210|http://communities.vmware.com/community-document-picker.jspa?communityID=&subject=210][474|http://communities.vmware.com/community-document-picker.jspa?communityID=&subject=474] = 0

    Jun 30 08:20:33.193: vmx| DISKLIB-SPARSECHK: D:\Local Data\henderss\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows 7\Windows 7.vmdk GT Error (EE): GT[210|http://communities.vmware.com/community-document-picker.jspa?communityID=&subject=210][475|http://communities.vmware.com/community-document-picker.jspa?communityID=&subject=475] = 23869056 / 23869056

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    Jun 30 08:20:33.318: vmx| DISKLIB-SPARSE: "D:\Local Data\henderss\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows 7\Windows 7.vmdk" : failed to open (14): Disk needs repair.

    Jun 30 08:20:33.318: vmx| DISKLIB-LINK : "D:\Local Data\henderss\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows 7\Windows 7.vmdk" : failed to open (The specified virtual disk needs repair).

    Jun 30 08:20:33.318: vmx| DISKLIB-CHAIN : "D:\Local Data\henderss\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows 7\Windows 7.vmdk" : failed to open (The specified virtual disk needs repair).

    Jun 30 08:20:33.318: vmx| DISKLIB-LIB : Failed to open 'D:\Local Data\henderss\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows 7\Windows 7.vmdk' with flags 0xa (The specified virtual disk needs repair).