6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 20, 2019 3:00 AM by masi0

    Win 10 Guest Crashing with error "Hal Initilization Failed" when Win 10 host laptop goes to sleep/hibernates

    cjcilino Lurker

      I have a laptop running Win 10 1903 (host). I have VM (Workstation Pro 15.1.0) running Win 10 1903 (Guest).


      When I close my laptop or if it hibernates and I forget to suspend my VM it crashes saying there was a HAL initilization error (see screenshot below):



      Of course my power settings on the lap top are set to put it to sleep after 20 min. I've used VMWare for awhile on previous versions of windows. When the host would go to sleep it would automatically suspend the guest.


      Can someone help me prevent these crashes on my guest VMs? Thanks