” .\Global\vmx86″: The system cannot find the file specified.

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 but [...]

By |2018-09-13T17:37:58+00:00October 26th, 2015|Tech Blog, Troubleshooting, VMWARE, Vmware Workstation|0 Comments

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. If [...]

By |2018-09-13T17:38:19+00:00October 19th, 2015|Tech Blog, Troubleshooting, VMWARE, vSphere|0 Comments

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 of [...]

By |2017-02-14T10:15:15+00:00August 3rd, 2015|Microsoft, Tech Blog, Troubleshooting, Windows|0 Comments

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 click [...]

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 the [...]

By |2018-09-13T17:39:05+00:00April 20th, 2015|Tech Blog, Troubleshooting, VMWARE, Vmware Workstation|0 Comments

Taskbar missing

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 this [...]

By |2014-10-31T16:10:23+00:00October 31st, 2014|Microsoft, Troubleshooting, Windows|0 Comments

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 adding [...]

By |2018-09-13T17:39:24+00:00October 4th, 2014|Troubleshooting, VMWARE, vSphere|0 Comments
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