I'm running a ubuntu 16.04 LTS virtual machine with VMware Workstation 12 Player (12.5.9 build-7535481) on windows 7 x64. The VM has a few hard disks that it is using completely / has been given complete access to. If I have hyper-threading disabled everything works as expected, but if I enable it I can only start the machine exactly once.

Running the VM the first time with hyper-threading enabled, for that one run works fine / works as expected. Shutting the VM down then trying to run it again or restarting it gives me an error saying "The physical disk is already in use".

Is there any way to fix this other than disabling hyper threading? Why does this happen?

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