[nflug] vmware player bsod
qfwfq at adelphia.net
Tue Feb 13 23:24:21 EST 2007
So, after finding this
on digg recently, I decided to finally try diving into the vm realm
(mainly to avoind the creeping heebie jeebies and feeling of despair
that booting M$ gives me anymore). I followed the instructions there,
and I can ALMOST get things going, but as soon as xp gets to the
splashscreen it crashes with a bsod that says:
"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent
damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart
your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard
drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it
is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard
drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFC8D2640, 0x0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"
Then the vmware player window starts flashing red (e17 thing for not
responding from what I gather), so killing the window is the only way to
After that "ps -ae | grep vm" still shows this:
4391 ? 00:00:00 vmnet-bridge
4405 ? 00:00:00 vmnet-natd
5086 ? 00:00:00 vmnet-netifup
5100 ? 00:00:00 vmnet-netifup
5114 ? 00:00:00 vmnet-dhcpd
5115 ? 00:00:00 vmnet-dhcpd
And I still see the vmware window in the middle click window list no
matter how many times I kill it. I can't seem to kill it completely
without logging out. It keeps popping back up when I return to the
desktop it was started on.
This machine has a 1.3G duron processor and 512M ram. Maybe not enough
to run vmware?
The xp system still boots and runs fine, and I can't see how it could be
infected with a virus since it's almost never used, though as a toy
inside vmware it might be amusing.
I'm can't actually recall how or if it's even possible to get to a CL in
xp to actually run CHDSK /F.
Clearly I'm doing something terribly wrong, but I can't see what. since
the instructions don't seem that complex
Has anyone seen this sort of thing before?
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