Each time I close virtual machine in VmWare Player I see extensive use of HDD in my system. Basically, whole system becomes unresponsive for about 5-7 minutes.
Host system is Windows 7 Utimate x64 SP1 with 6 GB of memory, i3-M350 processor. Virtual machine is Windows XP SP3 x86 (2GB of memory allocated for VM).
What can be the cause and what can I do to solve the issue?
UPDATE: I am not shutting down the VM, I just close Player window and VM saves it's state. System becomes unresponsive right after VM have saved it state (as indicated by Player) and Player itself have closed.
UPDATE 2: As M'vy suggested I used Resource Monitor to find out that it's the System process who is responsible for disk I/O. This process saves VM memory file with about 500 Kb/s speed.
I'm still amused why host OS becomes unresponsive. After all, I can watch video (about 2500 Kb/s read speed) or copy files with comparable speed and do not see any problems.