richpotash
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Windows VM won't start under 16.2.0

I upgraded to VMWare 16.2.0. Now Windows won't start one of my VM's. I get the blue window and the spinning dots, but then the dots stop spinning and it won't progress. This is happening on two different host systems with same VM. I've restored previous copies of the VM files but same issue. My other VM's work fine. If I do an Automatic Repair, Reset and start windows in Safe mode it will run but then I get the same issue during a normal boot.

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scott28tt
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A moderator will be along to move your thread to the area for Workstation.

 


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richpotash
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I stepped VMWare back to 16.0.0 and the VM starts normally.

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pgaltieri
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I'm not exactly sure what I did but now everything works fine.  One issue I encountered which also resolved itself after a while was trying to boot the Windows 11 iso.  It took over half a dozen tries before it finally booted.  Prior to that it would drop into the UEFI boot screen.

Paolo

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