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  • VMware Workstation throws internal error when powering on VM

    I was surprised to get this error every time I made an attempt to power on a vm in my VMware Workstation 10. Well it is not much of a big issue, so just thought to post a solution for it.


    This happens because the VMware Workstation services has not been started.

    Start the required services for VMware Workstation using the steps below

    Open the run prompt and run the services.msc as shown below

    The Services window will come on screen. Look out for VMware Workstation Server from the list of services

    Click on Start the service

    Verify if the service is started

    Also make sure the service starts automatically from next time to avoid these steps in future. Right click the service and open the properties dialog box

    Select Automatic from the drop down option and also verify the service is started as shown below and click on OK to apply the setting

    I hope I made my self clear.

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    1. Thanks for the info. More often than not it seems too much trouble to issue an error message which actually gives some information!

    2. Thanks youuuuu sooo much ! most helpful way to fix it ! :)

    3. good answer, buy why it's happen? This service was always working and suddenly doesn't work.
      thank you man!!!!!

      1. From what I observed it mostly happens when you do not properly close the Workstation like force shutdown or closing of the application where the service is not properly restarted and enters into stopped state but again this never happened in earlier versions of VMware Workstation, I saw it on 10.

    4. Thanks ! You are a genius ! :)

    5. Thanks it works, I don't know how these service got disabled.

    6. Thanks very much it worked....

    7. Thank you very much. I didn't close vmware completely yesterday.
      and I got Internal error today morning.

    8. Thank you so much its working fine.....

    9. Great, worked perfectly
      Thanks so much

    10. THANK YOU SO MUCH brada... :)

    11. Hello,
      The issue is not resolved afte this manipulation.
      what else ?

    12. Deleted everything, and repopend the VM file.
      And it worked.


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