Same issue happened to me. I had upgraded to 18362.57 (I think. whatever April's update updated it to), and no change. Reformatted the PC, and it failed again. After that I gave up and reformatted and went to 1809.
Unfortunately, I already reverted to Windows 1809 RS5 release. (Because I have to and need to use VMware everyday)
Originally I didn't expect to have issue related to VMware and Windows 1903, that's why I updated to Windows 10 1903.
So far from this thread, I see below issues on Windows 1903 host:
1) VMs run into black screen
2) If VM is in bridged mode, VM locks up. If changed to NAT, issue is resolved.
3) With USB devices connected, guest locks up.
4) With old Intel graphic driver, VM ran into black screen. With updated Intel graphic driver, the issue is gone.
We will try to reproduce the issue internally. For now, will you please do the following to collect support bundle?
1) Enable debug by VM > settings > Options > Advanced > Gather debugging information, set it to Full
2) reproduce the issue (please describe your issue as people have different issues)
3) Help > Support > Collect support data, please select the VM in problem.
Please upload the zip file. Thanks very much!
I'm gonna do what you mentioned.
When I get issue, I'll upload log file.
Really Thanks for supporting.
1 person found this helpful
This issue is fixed internally in VMware. Please be patient for the update.
So, no need to collect log data file?
I just collected log file
No need now. Thanks for your help!
Is there an ETA on the update? Will Workstation v14 be updated?
same issue here, many vm all black, 1903 really broke vmware workstation...
hope update will be released soon !!
I agree here. I was told by a co-worker about updating the NVidia driver and when i did, all my VMs are functioning again. Still should have VMWare look at the issue and fix it but updating the drivers worked perfectly for me.
Is this issue already fix by Microsoft or VMware? Because I am still having this issue. Reinstalling Nvidia driver fixes the issue but after the host reboots, the issue comes again.
This is NOT FIXED yet to public, It's ONLY fixed INTERNALLY.
You have to wait until next VMware update.
Any idea when will the update be available for public?
Here is the original solution - work around given by someone else back in 2013 and I have confirmed that it works with windows 10 1903 (pre-releaase version) and vmware
original postis here>>>>> All VMs Start with Black Screen
Yes...sort of found a workaround that gets past the problem. Wish VMware would acknowledge the underlying problem or provide a fix.
I have found that no matter my VM settings, I have problems if there are no errors with the VM configuration. The VM starts and the guest OS boots normally, but the screen remains black and the task needs to be terminated.
If however, I configure the VM such that there is some sort of configuration error (non-existent device, CD-Rom mapped to missing ISO, etc...) that Player throws a warning dialog about the configuration problem on VM boot and whatever that does to the video it is enough to get the VM to boot correctly with the display active. So as my workaround I added a floppy drive to all the VM's (which doesn't really exist on the host) and that is enough to generate a "Cannot connect the virtual device floppy0 because no corresponding device is available on the host." dialog on start that you have to click Yes on (to prevent Player from "fixing" the config issue) and that works around the video problem for all of my VM's. (XP, 7Ultimate, 8)
Hope this helps you out.
Thank you tom and I hope this helps people out!
Well it did work for some of my virtual machines but not for others.. strange.. still experimenting.