I have a Mac running VMWare 2 with a Guest OS of Windows XP 64 (SP2). Everything was running fine for a while, but lately I have been having issues with my guest OS loosing whole directories and many files too. Eventually operating system files started disappearing and the whole OS crashed. I reinstalled the OS to the same version previously and the latest mishap was the registry became corrupted. I was able to repair the registry and get the guest OS up and running again. I have not been able to find any missing files with this last mishap.
My question is, what is causing the guest OS to be so unstable? I checked the drive in the Mac with disk warrior and nothing was reported as going array. I have also scanned (in safe mode) the guest OS for viruses and nothing has been reported yet. Just wondering if anyone else has had similar issues.