I got a new computer with Vista and i installed Vmware Workstation 6. I copied my previous images which i had run on WinXP host and Workstation 6. When i try to start them on Vista i alwasy get a BSOD after the splash screen of the guest OS appear.
The BSOD is saying:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC000005.....)
Ive eve tried Vmware Player and i get the exact same BSOD. Running them as administrator etc. Tried setting network to local only, tried removing all components except cpu, memory and disk.
I've seen a BSOD in MS-Windows guests, but only when resuming a suspended guest after MS-Windows Vista froze doing a sleep of the host. The sequence would be:
- suspend the VM
- wait for disk I/O to finish, usually several minutes after VMware thinks that it has finished
- leave the VMware application running (if I close it, I don't see the problem occur)
- sleep Vista host, and see whether MS-Windows Vista sleeps or hangs
In the case of the host hang, I often find that the guest(s) I had just suspended will blue screen during resume, possibly because MS-Vista has corrupted the stored image.
I've been working on finally getting linux, which is much more stable as a VMware host, to fully support my laptop hardware.