I have a VMWare Player version 6.0.0 installed on my machine since when I was using Windows 7 x64. Some time ago I updated the later to Windows 10 and when I started my Linux Ubuntu Gnome with VMWare, a problem appeared.
I have a external Samsung HD connected via USB 2.0 to my PC. Back when using Windows 7.0, when I started the Ubuntu inside VMWare this would automatically reconnect the external HD to Ubuntu and everything would work fine. But this didn't occur after the update to Windows 10: I don't remember the first message, but the external HD couldn't be connected to the Ubuntu virtual machine.
Now everytime I run the VM the external HD remains connected to the host Windows 10. An icon, disabled, appears in the VMWare menu and I have the possibility to ask it to connect. When I do so, the external HD is disconnected from the host Windows 10, but fails to be connected to the VM; instead, after something like 2 minutes, a warning message appears:
I searched the web for explanations, but no comments were found for this problem for this particular situation and I can't judge if the answers for other ocasions when similar driver errors occured would work for me.
So why this error and what should I do?
After downloading a newer version of VMware Player, the device still wasn't automatically connected to the virtual machine as usual and when I tried to do it manually, I got an even worst scenario:
Everything was working fine before trying to do the connect. The "VMware stop working" pop-up appeared right after clicking one of the "Runtime Error" message boxes that started appearing one after the other.