djbarrett
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Windows guest always opens in 640x480 after VMware Workstation restart?

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Anytime I do this sequence of operations, my guest OS comes up in meager 640x400 resolution instead of the usual 1400x1050.

  1. Shut down or suspend my Windows guest (Windows XP Professional SP3)
  2. Quit VMware Workstation (version 10.0.1 for Linux)
  3. Reboot my Linux host (Ubuntu 13.10)
  4. Restart my Windows XP guest

This happens even if I merely suspended the guest (as opposed to shutting it down) before the quit/restart.

This did not used to happen; only in the past few months.

At the same time, I run a Windows 7 guest in another tab (so it goes through the same procedure), and it comes up full resolution.

Any ideas? My vmx config file is attached.

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djbarrett
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I solved the problem by downloading QRes and running in the Windows XP guest:

"C:\Program Files\QRes\QRes" /x 1680 /y 1050

This not only changed the resolution once, it seems to have fixed the problem completely for every boot.

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djbarrett
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Still happening after upgrading to VMware Workstation 10.0.2 build-1744117.

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djbarrett
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I solved the problem by downloading QRes and running in the Windows XP guest:

"C:\Program Files\QRes\QRes" /x 1680 /y 1050

This not only changed the resolution once, it seems to have fixed the problem completely for every boot.

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