Unable to change virtual machine power state

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Hi Chaps,

I am currently using CentOS 5.3 with VMware Workstation.The version of VM used is 6.1.5.

One of my guest systems shows a weird error when trying to power it on.Earlier I was not facing the issue but is recently experienced.



Unable to change virtual machine power state: Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to.


Answered By 0 points N/A #133286

Unable to change virtual machine power state


Hello Grace,

To resolve that issue, you will need to try the following fixes:

First, you will need to ensure that you do not have any unused LCK folders in the location when you go to file and then open, or you browse to a  vm. You will need to kill all the VM related processes that are currently running on your machine using the task manager.

After you have done the above you will need to restart the vmx86 service with the use of cmd. The following is the command you are supposed to use: " net start vmx86 " without the quotes.  Hope that resolves the issue.



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