I suddenly can't start my virtual machine. Getting this error:
Jul 30 22:25:48.177: vmx| Log for VMware Player pid=9004 version=2.5.2 build=build-156735 option=Release
Jul 30 22:25:48.177: vmx| Host codepage=windows-1252 encoding=windows-1252
Jul 30 22:25:49.121: vmx| Msg_Post: Error
Jul 30 22:25:49.121: vmx| http://msg.mainMemWin32.createFileAnon Could not create anonymous paging file for 1024 MB: The paging file is too small for this operation to complete.
Jul 30 22:25:49.121: vmx| http://msg.mainMem.pagefileAllocFailed Failed to allocate main memory.
Jul 30 22:25:49.121: vmx| http://msg.moduletable.powerOnFailed Module MainMem power on failed.
I've tried removing files except vmdx and vmx, but same error occurs. Anybody know what I'm facing?
Check the free space on c drive and free memory availability(RAM) on host machine before start the VM
Go the same issue with one VM (upgraded to Workstation 9). The pagefile is the place to look !
I have 4.5Gb of SWAP separated on 2 pagefiles :
- 512MB on the system disk
- 4GB on another physical disk (not system)
For an unknown reason, in the advanced Virtual Memory settings of the host, the currently allocated paging was.... 512MB.
The 4GB files didn't even exists !
The after a reboot of the host, everything came back to normal.
In conclusion : CHECK for the *current* paging file size allocation size on host !