Thursday, June 17, 2010

How to solve VMware black screen

I run VMware fusion on my Mac to develop and test Windows applications. I've noticed when running XP as the guest OS it will sometimes hang with a black screen when I resume it (I think it happens when an automatic update for XP has occurred).

Anyway, I couldn't get it to respond and attempting to close it didn't work. I could suspend it, but it just saves the bad state. Finally I found the answer at VMware Communities: http://communities.vmware.com/message/893646#893646

6 comments:

  1. This was so helpful! Thank you!

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  2. Thanks! That was just what I needed to know. :-)

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  3. Thank you! Totally just helped me!

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  4. Many thanks! That worked perfectly.

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  5. Doesn't work if you foolishly update VMWare Tools.

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  6. I am very grateful for this enlightening article. I am new to this issue, but for me it elucidated several questions. Congratulations on your knowledge on the subject. Thank you very much.VMware Fusion 10

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