I have a very annoying problem on my new Mountain Lion running latest VMware Fusion with Windows 8 (64bit) guest. Everytime I shutdown (or reboot) Windows it gets stuck at the blue screen with the animated shutdown/restart image. The animation gets stuck. After a very long timeout (1-3 minutes) the VM then reboots into Windows and after login Windows reports a crash that it wants to report to Microsoft.
I tried already the settings recommended here:
No luck so far. There is no clean shutdown or reboot of the Windows guest. It's a fresh installation btw.
Early 2013 15" MBP Retina
(Core i7 Quad Core, 16 GB RAM, 512MB SSD)
Mountain Lion 10.8.4
Fusion Version 5.0.3 (1040386)
Windows 8 Pro (64bit, multi-language)
using 2 cores, 2GB RAM
VMware Tools 126.96.36.19918