Would you pls provide :
1. how to reproduce this issue?
2. Your Host OS, Guest OS version info
1. Run multiple guests. Start and stop them over a period of time, which is my regular mode of operation - say one day at the most. Eventually one will exhibit the problem. The most recent occurrence it was the third Guest I started. Host memory 16GB. Total Guest memory 3.5 GB
2. Host OS is Windows 2008 R2. Guest OS is immaterial - last occurrence was RH Linux 5 x64, the most recent occurrence it is Windows 7 x64
One other note. After the Workstation error message is closed, I get the "VMware Workstation VMX has stopped working" error. If I select to close the program, I get a further message from Workstation stating "Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to"
Looking at the time stamps on the two VMsupport zips I created, the actual elapsed time is just under 48 hours between occurrences. Latest zip with dumps and logs attached.
Message was edited by: Mike Street
vmsupport-6-29-2012-7-42.zip 11.3 MB
thanks Mike. I've filed a bug. Will keep you updated when there is any update about the issue
The crash is occurring in a component of your host's video software, atiumd64.dll. I'm not entirely sure how that component fits into the big picture or what it's doing at the time of the failure, but it looks like there are newer 64-bit Windows drivers available for your ATI FirePro M7740 video card: The AMD website download page for your Dell's FirePro M7740 offers version 8.911.3.4, while you seem to have version 8.702.0.0. Can you try upgrading the host's drivers and see if that fixes the problem?
Updating the video driver seems to have solved the problem. I'm not entirely convinced that the new driver is completely stable, as I have seen screen images become unstable after a period of heavy usage. Workstation itself is definitely stable.