At work they just updated my Windows 7 to Windows 10. VMWare Workstations Pro 14 was installed by them over Windows 7. I had a couple VMs that worked fine.
After the update, VMWare would not start, claiming that a dll was incompatible. The IT admin (ya I know, I am not admin on my work laptop! HAAA!) uninstalled it and installed it again.
Now my MVs do not start anymore. When I try to start a VM that existed before I get:
- 1st start:
Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to.
- 2nd start: loops for ever on the vmware startup black page, with the rotating square.
I tried creating a brand new VM. It just stays on the VMWare startup page with the square that rotates, for ever. It is stuck so well that I have to reboot. I cannot kill VMWare while it is "looping" like that, since it claims the VM is busy. I left it looping for 2 hours, so I know it is not a "wait it out" issue.
I looked at:
- console messages in VMWare: nothing
- events in Windows, nothing
- reseach into the issue turned out only pages about VMWare Fusion on Mac...
- Turned on the BIOS setting for virtualization.
- Made sure Hyper-V does not run.
Any ideas of what I could look into next? My IT department will not help, as they are clueless when it goes beyond a mousepad issue.
VMWare Workstation 14 Pro, 14.1.1 build-7528167, fully licensed.