The first few times I ran my Vista Bootcamp VM, Fusion shutdown without a problem when I selected Shutdown in the Vista VM. The last few times I've run VS.NET in my VM session, Fusion shuts down the VM without a problem but, after pressing CMD+Q to quit Fusion after the VM window shows the big play button, OS X appears to hang.
I can launch new apps via Quicksilver, but they never really start up. For example, I launched Activity Monitor hoping to kill the VMWare process, but the UI never filled itself with data for the current processes.
When I try shutting down OS X via the menu bar, I get the shutdown dialog but clicking any of the buttons has no effect. So I force a reboot via the power button.
Next time through, OS X starts without a problem, Bootcamp starts after warning me of a dirty shutdown (so you are miles ahead of Parallels there), but I get the same behavior whenever I shutdown my Vista Bootcamp VM. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Is there any kind of log file I can send?
Strike that observation. The Vienna app was hanging my OS X.
Now when I shutdown Vista from inside the Bootcamped, I never actually get to the play button on the VM. Vista runs by its shutdown screen, the VM window goes black, then I get a Stop Error with the following message:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardare or softtware manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memore options such as caching or shadowning. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
\*** STOP: 0x000000FE (0x00000008, 0x00000006, 0x00000009, 0x84A7B5CC)
Collecting data for crash dump ...
Initializing disk for crash dump ...
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to disk: 45
Submitted. Even using the Shutdown item in the Fusion menu yielded the same USB error. Thankfully, the untidy shutdown does not corrupt the Bootcamp side, which is more than I can say for Parallels.
And thanks for deleting my double-post.
I opened a support request, but I never heard anything. Now that Fusion has been released, I started seeing this stop error in the Gold release.
Anybody else experience anything similar?
None. And I did not change the USB settings in the VM configuration. I'm running a MacBook Pro 15" 2.4Ghz SR Core2Duo.
Do you know where I would look for log info generated by this error? I would be eager to share it.
Also, thanks for responding to my reply. This is precisely why I prefer Fusion over Parallels.
Can you post the .vmx and the vmware.log files from the Virtual Machine? You will need to right click on the Virtual Machine and do a "show package contents" to view these files.
The Virtual Machines are stored by default in /Users//Documents/Virtual Machines
Did those files help? Want more?
Well...first of all, I am probably not the perfect candidate for analyzing the log file since there are many things in there that I do not fully know. However, looking at the one you provided, I would actually say that Fusion seems to work okay...it shutdown the virtual machine and then exits without any error code (at least if I can trust the shown error code ).
You said, you never get back to the powered off screen?
I guess, the content of the crash files you mentioned were probably interesting...may be you can zip one up...this usually reduces the size by some magnitude...at least if there are a lot of redundant information...
Now I'm only getting the USB Stop error 50% of the time, though I still have never attached a USB device to my MBP while running Fusion.
As for error codes in the log, I found the "VMX exit (0)" interesting too. When I shutdown my bootcamped Vista, it shows the "colorful" shutdown screen all the way until the display powers off. When I watch my VM based on that same partition shutdown, it shows an empty, black screen for a least a few seconds after the shutdown screen. If I am lucky, I get Fusion's big "play" button after 5 seconds. If I am not lucky, I get the attached BSOD after 10 or 15 seconds of the empty, black screen. Then it restarts Vista.
Interestingly, there is no crash dump generated for
the time of the screenshot. I've zipped up the next
crash dump and attached it to this post.
Well...from what I can see, the Fusion user process seems to have had an exception (VMwareUser+0x1c943)...may be something the engineers from VMware want to take a look at (since I am missing major parts in order to debug further).
Wow! How are you debugging this stuff? Are there tools available to all Fusion users?
Does it appear to have anything to do with a USB stop error? Did the error happen during shutdown?
Wow! How are you debugging this stuff? Are there
tools available to all Fusion users?
Well...crash dump files can be analyzed using a debugger...in this case, I simply looked at it with WinDbg. However, it usually requires a little bit more than just the simple dump file that is why I can't say much more other than the above (and because I did not spent more than 5 minutes on it ).
Does it appear to have anything to do with a USB stop
error? Did the error happen during shutdown?
That, I cannot see from only the dump....it only contains crash information such as stack values, memory values, register values and so on.
Where did you get this dump file though? Was it the crash dump generated by the blue screen? Or on the orther you mentioned earlier ('C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\VMware')?