8 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2018 11:29 PM by Susie201110141

    VMWare Workstation 14.1.2 build-8497320, locks up

    DickHinSC Lurker

      VMWare Workstation 14.1.2 build-8497320, locks up "non-responsive"; "waiting on IO" so says vmware.exe service. Workstation window becomes faded (2 "vmware.DMP" files available).  Host Can't Kill the app or the service, SO Only solution is complete Host CPU Poweroff then Restart.  And often the VM Guests  are damaged "beyond repair"  So Win 10 Pro kills all apps, keeps user data and installs a very fresh copy (like out of the box) of Win 10 WITHOUT any settings for local environment.  UGLY and Time Consuming.


      Happens when switching to another Workstation VM tab, even when only one vm is powered on, others in shutdown mode. The powered on VM is damaged, as are all powered on VMs. See above.


      Same VMs running GREAT on 3 active instances of VMPlayer.  Easy to switch between VMs (and host)


      Dell Precision Tower 5820,  Intel Xenon W-2125, 64GB,  MR9440-8i SCSI Disk Device  Raid 5, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 1803 17134.165  All Dell drivers and bios are current. All Dell's system tests pass.


      I've been a workstation user since version 6 days.  First time I've run into non-responsive lockups that require host poweroff.


      Any help would be greatly appreciated.