2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 2, 2014 10:42 PM by excitenetworks

    VMWare Workstation 10/11   Windows 7  not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine

    excitenetworks Lurker

      Workstation 10.0.4

      Win7 x64 SP1

      32GB RAM

      Asus Z87-Pro  (Intel Virtualization enabled, memory scrambler/remap disabled)

      Intel 4770K

       

      Images of error and free memory in Windows:

      http://i.imgur.com/4CD46eo.png

      http://i.imgur.com/yWtMGap.png

      http://i.imgur.com/PlWxDby.png

       

       

       

      Problem:

      • Using more than 2.8G of RAM when allowing most memory to be swapped gives an error about not enough memory available.
      • I am able to boot up if I limit one VM to 2.8GB RAM and enable swap most.  The VM will eventually stall if I attempt to use all 2.8GB requiring force close of vmware-vmx.exe.
      • I can't use the options to allocate all or swap some memory at all

      Setting allocate all memory:

      http://i.imgur.com/KVWGSg9.png

       

      Allowing some memory to be swapped:

      http://i.imgur.com/8Ha9MZ2.png

       

      Allowing most memory to me swapped:

      http://i.imgur.com/zyhS8to.png

       

       

       

      Steps tried to resolve:

      • Uninstall/Reinstall did not fix,   /clean did not fix either
      • Workstation 11 beta gives same error
      • Run as Administrator
      • Tried config.ini   vmmon.disableHostParameters = “TRUE”