I have been using VMware to run a virtual machine for testing my apps, but suddenly, when I start up my VM Instance, it runs for a short while, then starts showing:
The operation on file "C:\...-disk1.vmdk" failed.
If the file resides on a remote file system, make sure that the network connection and the server where this disk resides are functioning properly. If the file resides on removable media, reattach the media.
Select Retry to attempt the operation again.
Select Cancel to end this session.
Select Continue to forward the error to the guest operating system.
Retry just continues to show the same message,
Continue allows me to use the VM for a random period of time between as long as it takes me to move the mouse a pixel up to a few minutes, and
Cancel just closes the Instance, but leaves all the locks in place.
It also shows a brief error message (after clicking
VMware Player cannot synchronize with the disk before cancelling
Disk 'C:\...-disk1.vmdk' may be Inconsistent
VMware Player doesn't come with
vmware-vdiskmanager, but I downloaded a copy from the VMware site, and ran
vmware-vdiskmanager -R C:\\...-disk1.vmdk, but it simply states
No errors were found on the virtual disk.
I then ran a secondary, older VM that I had been using before my present one, and after starting that one up, the same errors appeared. Has something gone wrong with VMware Player, or has something tragic happened to my system (possibly the RAM/Disk)?