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Sunday, August 12, 2012

The virtual machine could not start - VMware Workstation

Hit error below when try to start windows 7 in my VMware workstation

The virtual machine could not start. Make sure VMware Workstation is installed correctly and you have rights to run the software and to access all directories it uses, including directories in which the software is installed, directories containing the virtual disk and configuration files, and directories for temporary files.

How to solve it?

Restart your computer or stop VMware services that is running and delete all of the .lck folders and also the .vmem file in the vm guest directory. Guest directory is where your install the virtual machine. For my case, i install my virtual machine in "C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows 7 - Base"

Now i'm able to start my VM. Thanks to suggestion


thyronkyle said...

Thank you for this. =)

Myat Thu said...

Thank you , I tried what you said, Now it solved, Thank

Unknown said...

when i open vmware workstation.a popup message show on which 'Internal Error' shows. basically i installed linux operating system and on linux operating system i have installed oracle 11g database. but now wahen i open the workstation i does not show me any thing except messagebox of 'Internal Error' message.. please help me your prompt support will be appreciated.

Unknown said...

Muchísimas gracias. Solución perfecta.

TomTom said...

Excellent write up.
That solved the problem.

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