Friday, August 28, 2015

This virtual machine appears to be in use

If you have ever worked with VMWare Workstation and had your Host Windows OS freeze/lock up or crash, you may encounter the following error message:

If you attempt to Take Ownership, you may get the following error message:

Eventually you will discover that you are in an infinite loop that prevents you from ever launching the virtual machine.

So what do you do??

Fortunately, the solution is EXTREMELY SIMPLE!!

On the file system for the virtual machine, you will find a file that ends in the extension: vmx.lck

Once you delete this file from your file system, you will be able to once again launch your virtual machine!!

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