I'm running Windows 7 x64 inside another Windows 7 x64 host. This mostly works fine except that my VM freezes quite often, usually within 5 minutes of starting it. BTW, I'm running Player 3.1.3 build-324285. When it freezes there are a few symptoms:
Does anyone have any suggestion how to fix this or how to diagnose it further?
What are the memory sizes of the host and the problematic guest?
What antimalware software do you run on the host?
Do you have some other critical (system, non-business) software on the host?
Is the freeze a permanent solid one or does it unfreeze after a few minutes?
Host memory is 8GB, guest is 3GB, although I used to have it at 2GB and had the same problem.
Antimalware on host is only Microsoft Security Essentials.
On the host I have lots of software, what do you mean by "critical"?
The freeze was permanent, or at least 10 minutes or so before I gave up. During that time disk access and CPU were both minimal or zero from the vmware process.