I have the same problem! and it's terrible!
I event tried to install the workstation trial version but the problem remains the same !
Please helpppp !!
If needed i can support for testing this issue (test , log and so on)
Thank you in advance
I'm having the exact same issue, with a similar host configuration (Win 7 pro 64 bit)
Please advice! Very frustrating, almost thinking of reinstalling the older version.
I have the same problem. I am using Windows 8.0
This seems like a common issue... Has anyone tried VirtualBox on Windows 7 64bit to host Windows Home Server 2011.. (I know this is not a great idea, but works for me)...
If this issue with VMware continues, I might resort to try Virtual Box.
How did you upgrade from Player 5.x to 6.0? Was it from within the program? This method should be deprecated. It hardly ever works. Instead see if you uninstall VMware Player 5.0 manually (use KB 1308 if necessary) and then install 6.0.
If you have done this and the problem still exists it would appear to be a bug. I can't duplicate it myself and I no longer use WS for Windows (I have a Hper-V installation on another machine).
ViretualBox should also be considered - and that's too bad.
The initial upgrade was from within the program. But I went back and forth manually a few times while trying to troubleshoot the issue.
Was the uninstall successful. Did anything change on the host? Monitor, graphics card etc. I don't know about Windows since I use the Linux but there should be an installation log somewhere. You could post it if you find but I prehaps much doubt it would have much useful. Can't think of anything else sorry.
Are you sure that your CPU has all the features in it, that are needed to run this Version of VMWare?
May be the program could/ should check this feature alone? I don't know if it's possible.
It's seems to be a bug rather than a CPU missing feature , but it's only an opinion .
Anyway my CPU (should be useful for support may be)
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Processor
The only requirements I could find where VT-x and EM64T. Both should be supported by the Core 2 family.
(And, as far as I can tell, these are the same requirements as for Player 5.0.x)
Similar problem here - VMWare Player starts ok, but none of the VM images I used to be able to run on vmware player 5 can now be started on vmware player 6. I can get to see and edit their settings, but get a fatal error message (not very detailed) as soon as I try to start them.
It is surely not an uninstall/reinstall problem, as this install is a different laptop - it never had vmware player 5 installed before afaik.
It might relate to vm hdd image corruption during copy from old to new laptop, but everything else was copied over without problems - including virtualbox images ;-)
OS: win7 64bit ultimate - HW: dell latitude 6530, with Intel Core i7-3720QM cpu
Side note: trying to create a new VM from scratch, using all the default settings for virtual HW as suggested by the player, and I get the same error on starting it - error while powering on: internal error
Final note: deinstalling Player 6.0 and reinstalling 5.2 => everything works like a charm...
Same deal. Player 5 worked. Installed 6, failed as described by OP. Uninstalled 6 and removed all the traces from various folders... Program Data, App Data ... etc. Same problem after installing after the cleanup.
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64. Please fix.