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The host OS is Windows 7 home premium x64, the guest OS is either ubuntu x86 or x64 (checked both, the same behaviour).

When I turn off the virtual machine with halt - it doesn't turn off after OS finishes its work.

I suppose it is some VMWare behaviour specific to host Windows x64, because I don't experience the same issue on Windows 32bit

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I have no problems to halt ubuntu (VMware Tools installed) with VMware Player 4.0.1 on Win x64 Pro. –  splash Feb 9 '12 at 8:22

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You could also try sudo poweroff. Maybe it makes a difference if you have vmware-tools installed or not.

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Ok, will try it this evening at home –  zerkms Feb 9 '12 at 19:22
    
Well, it helped. Thank you very much –  zerkms Feb 10 '12 at 5:55
    
@zerkms: What exactly was the solution, sudo poweroff or vmware-tools? –  splash Feb 10 '12 at 9:32
    
It was sudo poweroff. Cannot install vmware tools due to some issues with vmware-player 4.0.2 and vmtools (there are a lot of messages in their forum about it, too lazy to read and look for workaround - will just wait until they fix it) –  zerkms Feb 10 '12 at 9:50

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