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VMWare Workstation Slows Down When Saving State

I've got VMWare Workstation 16 Pro (16.0.0 build-16894299) and recently whenever I try to take a snapshot my computer will get extremely laggy. My mouse will jitter around if I try to move it and if I am listening to music it will get glitchy. Note this is outside of the VM on the host. Additionally, if I click the suspend button for the guest it will stop lagging and take the snapshot. It seems that while the snapshot process is in the background and not prioritized it slows down? If I open task manager there doesn't seem to be any bottle necking of my CPU / RAM.

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Hi, i have the same problem, with VMWare Workstation 16 with a host running Windows 10 Pro with a Ryzen 9 3900x and 64GB RAM with a x570 motherboard and VMs running in a 1TB NVMe SSD, i have had it so bad that sometimes taking snapshots crashes the app and also corrupted a few VMs, worse is that i keep seeing errors of VSS (shadow copies or something in Windows 10) appearing in the event viewer, it must be a bug but it would be interesting to know if it is hardware related, i kind of solved it removing hyper-V support and platform and reinstalling the app, it readded that support back and i haven't had any more crashes but it gets very sluggish at times i thought it was something else but discovered that the VMs were the culprit as about why I don't know.

It would be good if you shared info about your devices and VMs maybe there's something in common.

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Sure. My host is running Windows 10 Pro with a Intel i7 7700k and 32 GB of RAM with an ASUS Z270-A motherboard. VMs are running on a 2TB NVMe SSD. I did not try disabling Hyper-V but I can attempt that. Currently I haven't had the application crash or corrupt any VMs thankfully. Usually it only lasts between a few minutes to four minutes.

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