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Moved VM with Snap Shots, wont start up : Unable to change virtual machine power state: Internal error

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Hello,

Last week I decided to move from a Windows to Linux based host system. So I went through my VMs powered them down and copied them to another drive. I then installed Centos 7 and reinstalled VMWare Workstation 12 imported the VM back into VMWare and tried to start.

I got the following message...

"Unable to change virtual machine power state: Internal error"

Suspicious I looked at the folder containing the VM and noticed it contained snap shots. Doh!

I guessing this is pretty bad, not sure where to start?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

James

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louyo
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I have copied VM's, with and without snapshots, without problems. Have some running on OSX Fusion as well

The first thing I would check would be for .lck files and folders. If so, remove them.

Lou

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louyo
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I have copied VM's, with and without snapshots, without problems. Have some running on OSX Fusion as well

The first thing I would check would be for .lck files and folders. If so, remove them.

Lou

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Firewire2013
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Hi Louyo,

Thanks for your reply, I tried removing the .lck files but get the same result. Smiley Sad

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Firewire2013
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Actually, looking at the files there are no snap shots. Sorry my mistake, I forgot this VM has two drives. I will close this thread and start a new one.

Thanks for you help

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