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error:attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Entering rescue mode...

I have been using VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.3 since 2018 with no issues until the computer itself on which VMware Workstation was installed needed to be wiped. The data on the hard drive (including the Virtual Machine folder) was backed up prior to the wipe, and transferred back onto the computer. I re-downloaded VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.8 and now I am unable to open the virtual machine. When I open the virtual machine, I get the following error message "File not found: Ubuntu 64-bit.vmdk. This file is required to power on this virtual machine. If this file was moved, specify the new location." and the Hard Disk (SCSI) field on the left with the device information is blank. The .vmdk file IS present within the Virtual Machine folder, and if I delete and restore the file, then the Hard Disk (SCSI) field says 4.0 GB. I have also tried restoring the file location by editing the virtual machine settings, removing the current Hard Disk and adding a new one with the correct path location (even though the path was correct in the first place). I then closed the Virtual Machine tab, ensured that the lock (.lck) folder is deleted and reopened the virtual machine. This time the Hard Disk (SCSI) field says 4.0 GB. When I power on, I get one message that indicates which removable devices can be connected to the virtual machine (e.g. Broadcom 5880, Sunplus Innovation Integrated Webcam HD, Shared Broadcom Corp Contacted Smart Card; fairly confident this is unrelated) and a second error message that I believe to the be the real issue "error:attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> {blinking cursor}". It doesn't seem to accept any input. I have also ran into a couple of error messages asking if I have moved or copied the files, and tried both answers to see if one worked - they did not. 

How do I get the virtual machine to load?

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