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SOLVED - VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (aioCompletion)

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Hello,

Each time I run Kali Linux VMware shows the attached error message. Technical support did not help because this Linux distribution is not supported by them. I do not have issues with any other VMs.  After hours of research the only workaround I figured out was to fully uninstall and reinstall VMware which takes me an hour and is only functional until I shut down the machine because the next time I run it I get the same error again.

Here is a list of workarounds that did not work so I will not try them again:

- Running VMware in admin mode (anyway my user is admin)

- Deleting the VM and reinstall it back

- Running the repair function in VMware

- Running a windows files integrity check

- Running a hard drive check and defrag to repair bad sectors

- Downgrading VMware to a prior version (from 16.2.3 to 16.1)

- Increasing memory allocation to the VM (doubling and tripling)

- Asking the technical support team, they said the logs looked normal

- Any other workaround found in YouTube about error (Vcpu0)

- Add Kali vm folder to antivirus exceptions

I will appreciate any help from anyone in this community.

thanks.

 

 

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Hello,

I am closing this thread since it appears I found a solution to the problem and the VM has started correctly for several days straight. What I did was to change the configuration of the following two executable files to make mandatory their execution as administrator.

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\vmware-vmx.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware.exe

 

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Kali VMs often die because they contain binaries that trigger Antivirus-tools.
Dont blame Kali for this - the false detections are the fault of your over-eager Antirus tools.
Anyway - whoever needs to deal with corrupt Kali VMs -  make sure your Antivirus-tools do NOT scan the Kali VMDK-files.

They will contain stufff that looks like malware to overeager scanning- tools - but thats exactly what Kali is good for.
So be prepared for setting exceptions if you want to run Antivirus-tools side by side with a Kali VM.

Ulli


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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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George10
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Thank you Ulli,

I will give it a try to put exceptions in my antivirus.

cheers.

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wila
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Hi,

In addition to what Ulli said, make sure your VM is not stored in a location that OneDrive is syncing as OneDrive will help you by corrupting your VMs.

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Wil

| Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and Player |
| More info at vimalin.com | Twitter @wilva
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George10
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Unfortunately adding exceptions did not work either. thank you.

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George10
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Hi Immortal,

My VMs folders is outside any cloud storage service such as one drive. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.

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George10
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Hello,

I am closing this thread since it appears I found a solution to the problem and the VM has started correctly for several days straight. What I did was to change the configuration of the following two executable files to make mandatory their execution as administrator.

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64\vmware-vmx.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware.exe

 

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