I just recently tried to run hashcat on my vmware workstation on my windows PC, it stated there was no connected CPU or GPU. Any advice on how to correct this?
No CPU ?
do you get this error:
If not - details would be cool.
Hashcat depends on OpenCL for either GPU or CPU.
As such it needs direct access to the GPU. Virtual machines never get direct access to a GPU and on Workstation you cannot passthrough the GPU.
As for running OpenCL on the CPU .... " The OpenCL CPU runtime is removed from the OpenCL driver for Windows starting in the 2020 February release version "igfx_win10_100.7870.exe". (see https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/articles/tool/opencl-drivers.html )
IOW, this is not going to work in a VM when using VMware Workstation (pro or player)