VMWare Workstation keeps displaying me the error "\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified." when I try to start a VM. I am using Workstation on a computer with multiple users. Directly after installing Workstation it runs the VM just fine, but after switching users a few times (each of the users also uses the same installation of Worksation with the same VM) it displays this error, followed by "Internal error". The host system is Windows 7 Enterprise 64Bit.
What I have found out so far: - the registry entries HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CURRENT_CONTROL_SET -> ENUM -> ROOT -> LEGACY_VMX86 and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CURRENT_CONTROL_SET -> services -> vmx86 get deleted at some point
in C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the file vmx86.sys gets deleted
when I run lusrmgr.msc, the formerly present entry Groups -> vmware is gone
What I have tried: - reinstalling Workstation - helps, but is too time consuming and the problem will occur again soon
Running Workstation as admin -> doesn't help
renaming vmware.exe (found this tip on the internet) -> no change
adding all users who log on to this computer and use the VM in lusrmgr.msc -> Groups -> vmware directly after installation -> seemed to work a bit longer than before, but problem still persists
I am not completely positive that this problem is directly related to switching users, but it only happened after logging out and back in so far. Any help would be much appreciated.