6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 3, 2020 11:04 PM by scott28tt

    VMWare Workstation Player 12 prevents Windows from shutting down

    dottaviano Lurker

      I am using VMWare Workstation Player 12 on a Windows 7 Embedded system and the guest system is Ubuntu. Everything works fine except if I try to shut the system down without first gracefully shutting the guest system down the shutdown process stops on the "please wait..." screen and the spinning indicator freezes in place. The system hangs in this state forever until forcefully restarted.


      I have tried to write a script that auto kills the VM before shutdown starts however the same problem happens. If I kill the process in windows then the shutdown process hangs. The only way the system shuts down normally is if I never start the VM or shut it down properly.


      Thank you for any insight you can provide!