Windows Server 2008

VMWARE Workstation Unrecoverable error

Had a strangle problem this evening whilst preparing my lab for my 70-236 exam. I installed the latest version of VMWARE Workstation v6.02 build-59824. It installed perfectly OK but when i attempted to start VMWARE I go the following error:

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I had a search on the vmware support site and was told that it may be a DLL registration problem so I tried the following:

regsvr32 “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmappcfg.dll”
regsvr32 “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmappsdk.dll”
regsvr32 “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmdbCOM.dll”
regsvr32 “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmhwcfg.dll”
regsvr32 “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmnetBridge.dll”

This did not work. In the end I just ended up running a repair and this worked successfully. Strange stuff! Glad its working, now I can begin building my lab 🙂

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