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I have a limited RAM, and I want to run 4 ubuntu virtual machines using VMWare player. So, I have started my windows 7 in safe mode to save RAM and am trying to start VMWare Player in safe mode. But when I start the VMs, this error pops up:

Unable to open kernel device "\\.\Global\vmx86": The system cannot find the file specified. Did you reboot after installing VMware Player?

Failed to initialize monitor device.

I read somewhere that a driver has to be started for that, which is vmx86, But when I try to start is using

net start vmx86

The following error pops up,

System error 1084 has occurred.

This service cannot be started in Safe Mode

Is there a way around this?


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What is the programming question? –  Steve Feb 24 '13 at 13:52
I thought stackoverflow could be used for such technical problems also. :-/ –  abhiitd.cs Feb 24 '13 at 14:06
Why don't you add more RAM? –  Renan Feb 24 '13 at 22:43

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