7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2011 3:38 PM by dipraj RSS

    VMWare USB Arbitrator returned error code 4 (VMW 7 on Win 7 x64)

    scerazy Expert

      It goes like this, VM running (32-bit XP/W2K3), memory sticks gets plugged into the host & it is avilable on the host

      Try to connect it to the VM, hosts tries to install new hardware Vmware USB device, it contacts Windows Update etc

       

      In the meantime I get the VMWare USB Arbitrator returned error code 4 in VM notification, by which time new hardware install says Device Unplugged

       

      But the actual device is still available to the host, I can try to connect it again to VM (without unplugging first) & it might work or might not

       

      Sometimes I need to unplug & plug back in & try again

       

      That never happened on W2k3 32-bit host with any 6.x workstation

       

      Anybody has a permanent solution?

       

      Thanks

       

      Seb