Did you recently do an update to creators fall update?
I did a fresh install of Workstation Pro 14. It was working fine until I rebooted the next day. I’m not sure if it something I did or a glitch with the software.
Any help anyone?
Click anywhere on the Black screen, just incase if its a screen saver.
If that does not help, from the menu bar goto VM->Power->Shut Down Guest. Once it is shutdown, go back to VM->Settings->Display and if you find 'Accelerated 3D Graphics' enabled, uncheck it and click on OK and then power on the VM.
I've done all of this many times over, it makes no difference. I can see the computer running in the thumbnail preview, but not in the main console screen.
Apparently it is due to a winsock configuration issue.
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Thank you for the reply, however that's not the cause of the problem. I've already tried that fix with no luck. Any more ideas please?
Thank you for your offer of help but I found the problem. I had previously installed ZoneAlarm. I have uninstalled the program, however it had left some files behind. These files could not be removed manually as it would cause more problems, like my LAN Network adapter would stop working. I was able to get a clean tool from ZoneAlarm for windows 10, which I then ran on my PC. After all files were removed I rebooted, everything worked perfectly afterwards. If anyone else need this tool please PM me.
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I tried everything I could find on the web and nothing solved the issue. Days and still VMs opened with a black screen thought I could tell they were running. I decided to format my laptop and start over. I accidentally discovered that if I have NordVPN on when I start the VM, I get a black screen. Turn off NordVPN and the VM works fine. Then I turn on NordVPN and the VM and VPN work just fine. In my case, it is the order of the programs starting. Hope this helps someone.
Hello i have the same issue here...
1. Run the command "netsh winsock reset"
2. Reboot system
3. VM shows screen
4. Start and connect NordVPN
5. Any VM started after NordVPN gives me a black screen
I requested a support case at NordVPN today about this issue.
As of now NordVPN is working an a new version where this issue is fixed :-)
I had the same problem. I use Astril's VPN software. It had just been updated and I didn't correlate that with the problem of my Win7 VM, set for NAT, which wouldn't boot and gave me the "black screen". I turned off the VPN, and now it boots/works fine.
This has been nagging me for months, never got ver. 14 working so I reverted back to ver. 12. Decided to try again today and after hours reviewing these boards, I figured out the solution.
I noticed that several commenters mentioned having a VPN and that when they disconnected, it fixed the problem. Didn't think much of it because I wasn't connected to my VPN (IPVanish). But as soon as I closed the VPN application (which starts with Windows automatically), it solved the problem and no more black screen.