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WARNING nProtect GameGuard


Jan 03 21:06:22.692: mks| GdiBackendConstruct: Using software emulation  for overlays.
Jan 03 21:07:00.362: vcpu-0| IOCTL_VMX86_UNLOCK_PAGE_BY_MPN failed:  Unknown error 5 (0x5)
Jan 03 21:07:00.362: vcpu-0| Please try closing all online games on the  host first.
Jan 03 21:07:00.362: vcpu-0| PageUnlock fail, PageNum 194de va 462ae000  MPN 14f1 ret ffffffff
Jan 03 21:07:00.362: vcpu-0| NOT_IMPLEMENTED  d:/build/ob/bora-324285/bora/devices/mainmem/mainMemHosted.c:2122


nProtect GameGuard seems to be an application that does not like Workstation and VMplayer
it crashes running VMs instantly or with a delay

This anticheat and antipiracy "tool" is a bit over eager  - seems like it thinks that running VMs is as asocial as piracy ...

Are there any know tricks to make WS or VMplayer work on hosts that have nProtect GameGuard installed ?


homepage: http://global.nprotect.com/product/gg.php

Some folks say this tool is a rootkit ...
see http://www.aionsource.com/topic/14447-nprotect-gameguard-in-naeu-beta/

VMware engineers seem to be aware of similar issues otherwise they would not add an error-message for this type of crashes.

I have two confirmed cases where logs are still available


Do you know more ?


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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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GameGuard is the reason for that error message.  As far as I can tell from our bug database, no one has worked out a solution yet.

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