I have a problem with a Windows 7 x64 VM run on VmWare Player 14.
At first I thought it was due to a new system with a Ryzen CPU, but then I was unwillingly able to recreate the problem on a system where the same VM always worked. The problem is that if I put any program in the VM to fullscreen, the VM then refuses to restart once shutdown.
Here's what happens if I try to run the VM:
I start up VmWare Player, select the VM, hit play
VM starts, black screen with the popup "to direct input to this VM" etc etc.
VM hangs there.
Usually i would have resized the screen to 320x240 (I think) and shown the VmWare logo, but it doesn't even get there.
VmWare Player is responsive but it's not able to close, I need to kill the process. VM files on disk are locked and I need to reboot the host to get access to them. However, no matter how many temp files I deleted, I get the same error.
Now I'm stuck with this VM I can't apparently use anywhere. Is there a way to boot "repair" the VM or maybe boot Windows in safe mode through the VM, or any other solution to the problem?
I had the screen set at 2560x1440, dropped to 1920x1080 and the VM boots...and in the VM the screen resolution is still 2560x1440. Rather strange, but now everything works.