agersh
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Virtual Machine Fails to Power Down and Stops at Black Screen.

I copied a Workstation 5.x virtual machine to a new PC which has VMware Workstation, Version: 6.5.0 build-118166 installed. VMware Workstation 6.5.0 powers on the 5.x virtual machine just fine. But when it comes to powering off (shutting down or restarting) the 5.x virtual machine (Guest OS) the virtual machine Fails to Power Down and Stops at a Black Screen.

VMware Workstation 6.5.0 build-118166

Guest OS: Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition

Guest Virtual Machine Version: Workstation 5.x

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Scissor
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

What is your Host OS?

Please attach the vmware.log and .vmx files from the directory containing your Guest.

I'm wondering if your Guest is hosted off a "slow" USB drive and has a lot of RAM allocated to it? If that's the case, and you're running a Windows Host, putting the following line in the config.ini file for VMware Workstation might help:

mainMem.useNamedFile = "FALSE"

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Scissor
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

VMware Workstation 6.5.0 build-118166

Also, Workstation 6.5.1 has been out for a while. Might want to consider installing the upgrade.

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Diffident
Contributor
Contributor

I also have this problem. My guests are on a harddisk. I'm attaching my log and vmx files.

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