There was 17.6gb of space on my 40gb Virtual Disk, and I noticed an option in VMware Fusion 5.0.3 that said Clean up Hard Disk. The operation started, and a progress bar started to initialize. This process was not able to complete because my computer lost power rebooted immediately. Ever since, I am no longer able to open this particular virtual disk. If I attempt to open it, VMware Fusion will crash immediately. If I try to troubleshoot using the vmware-vdiskmanager I get the following error:
The core dump limit is set to ZERO; no core dump should be expected
Child process 3108 failed to dump core (status 0x6).
VMware Fusion Error:
VMware Fusion unrecoverable error: (vthread-3)
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I've also received this error:
Failed to open the disk: The specified virtual disk needs repair (0xe00003e86).
This process was not able to complete because my computer lost power rebooted immediately.
That's why computers are supposed to be plugged into UPS Surge Protector and not directly to the wall outlet!
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