4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2019 4:50 AM by iankuhn

    Windows 10 stuck

    grundyk Novice

      I am running windows 10 as a virtual machine on my Mac using VMware Fusion. It is currently stuck at the launch screen and won't let me log in. I tried restarting the virtual machine. I tried restarting my Mac. No joy. When I restart windows I can't get to the repair screen. It doesn't seem to recognize the esc key or any of F keys. Help???

        • 1. Re: Windows 10 stuck
          a.p. Guru
          vExpertCommunity WarriorsUser Moderators
          • Which MacOS version, and which VMware Fusion version do you use?
          • Has something been changed on the Mac, e.g. has an update been installed?



          • 2. Re: Windows 10 stuck
            JonoN Lurker

            I have a simalar issue. I get the log in screen but without the place to enter password. At bottom right I have these two buttons.


            I can't click on them.

            Send menu key and password box appears together with the following buttons at lower right hand side:

            Can't click on them though - totally unresponsive


            Machine is running:

            VMware Fusion 10.1.4

            Macbook Pro, Late 2013, Mojave 10.14.1 - I believe all working with 10.14 when updated.

            Windows 10 (but not clear which version it is as unable to log in - has automated updates)



            • 3. Re: Windows 10 stuck
              grundyk Novice

              I fixed the problem. I had just upgraded to Mojave and it stopped responding to Fusion. I found a response on the Internet and figured out Fusion was not regognizing my mouse or keyboard. So I did the following.  Go to System Preferences on you Mac and open Security and Privacy. You will see a box that says "Allow the apps below to control your computer ".  VMware Fusion should be there but the box won't be checked. Click on the lock in the lower left corner to unlock to make changes. Then click to allow Fusion to control your computer. Don't forget to lock it back up. This solved all my problems.

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              • 4. Re: Windows 10 stuck
                iankuhn Lurker

                More specifically, in the Security & Privacy pane, click the Privacy tab, then select Accessibility from the menu on the left. Here you will find the option to "Allow the apps below to control your computer"