I have got the following message when trying to connect a USB card.
Unable to connect the USB device "" to the virtual machine (error code 13)
Contact VMWare, Inc. technical support for assistance.
I even tried then to connect the Apple FaceTime HD camera and got the same error message. I reinstalled VMWare Tools and restarted Windows 7 but no luck. About to try restarting my Mac. I did a search in Google but could find no reference to error code 13, just error code 4. I am using VMWare Fusion 5.
Are there and Flags showing in the Hardware Tree in Device Manager on Windows 7, especially under USB...?
When you say "when trying to connect a USB card" what explicitly and specifically is this USB Device?
I am having this exact same error suddenly. No matter which of 3 USB devices I attempt to connect to I get the same error message. All three of these have connected without issue in the past, right up until tonight. This is WIndows 7 64 under VMware Fusion 5.0.3 on MacBook Pro OS X. In response to WoodyZ, no problems displayed on the Win 7 Device Manager at all, not in USB.
I had a customer today who had a similar issue, issue was resolved by following the below steps: -
- Shutdown the VM
- Click on Virtual Machine > Settings > USB & Bluetooth
- At the bottom of the pane, click on Advanced USB options
- Remove and re-add the USB controller
- Start the VM and try connecting the USB devices
Hopefully this resolves your issue too 🙂