Unable to open kernel device “.\Global\vmx86”:The system cannot find the file specified. Did you reboot after installing VMware Workstation? This recently occurred on my system and although the cause is not yet know, the fix was pretty simple. Open command prompt (Win+R) but ensure it is run as admin, try net start vmx86, it will probably fail butContinue reading “” .\Global\vmx86″: The system cannot find the file specified.”
Category Archives: Troubleshooting
The VMRC console has disconnected…attempting to reconnect
“The VMRC console has disconnected…attempting to reconnect” warning on my VMware esxi5.5 environment at work annoyed me no end for a few hours as I was baffling over what it meant. There are two resolutions that I could find; Restart the client machine, log back into the vsphere client and all should be well. IfContinue reading “The VMRC console has disconnected…attempting to reconnect”
Get the Start Menu back
If like me you have ignored the cries of frustration from others about how Windows 8 or 8.1 have stolen the Start Menu then fear not as there are several solutions kindly provided by great people. Below are a couple of links that are by no means exhaustive but will give you an idea ofContinue reading “Get the Start Menu back”
Installing VMware tools – Ubuntu
Installing VMware tools – Ubuntu requires you to navigate to the toolbar and find the option to Install VMware tools, click on it and download it if required. Once the button is pressed, it will mount the drive in Ubuntu, a folder will auto open but can also be found in the Devices section of Files. Double clickContinue reading “Installing VMware tools – Ubuntu”
VMware: Exception 0x0000005 (access violation) has occurred.
If you are presented with a “VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vthread-16)” then the answer should be fairly simple, if like me your graphics card is starting to get old then it may simply not be as functional with vmware workstation. I am assuming that you are using Workstation, so in windows, simply navigate to theContinue reading “VMware: Exception 0x0000005 (access violation) has occurred.”
In the event that the taskbar appears to have disappeared, the following should resolve the issue; Run cmd.exe, its located at C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe Type Start wmic (i sadly can’t seem to find wmic location, thats why i do it like this, but its the only command prompt capable of fixing this problem) In Wmic, type thisContinue reading “Taskbar missing”
VMWARE Boot Failure
In the event that vSphere fails to boot, there are two possible issues. The first is that the physical Server has not been set to boot from the particular physical device, in my case a USB stick, if the Server is set correctly then boot from the CD and run the press shift+o before addingContinue reading “VMWARE Boot Failure”
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