Archive (compress) and attach the vmware*.log files, usually 4 of them, into a single .zip archive file from the target Virtual Machine along with a screen shot of the files that comprise the Virtual Machine showing file name, file size and date/time stamp.
NOTE: DO NOT copy and paste the contents of the .log file into the body of a reply! Use the "Use advanced editor" link in the upper right corner of the normal reply window to bring up the Advanced Editor where you'll be able to attach files via the Choose File button or Browse button (depending on Browser) above the Post Message button!
According to the log file the VM has a 40GB virtual disk which consists of 21 files Windows XP Professional-s001.vmdk" - Windows XP Professional-s021.vmdk". However, the screenshot only shows 5 of these .vmdk files!? Please check whether you can recover the missing files.
That did it. Thanks much.
Next time I will look at logs more carefully before I ask for help.