Vmware workstation cannot connect to the virtual machine isn’t a new problem among virtual machine users.
There few common scenarios that cause this error.
Maybe the OS refuses to boot or better still…
You just perform an OS upgrade. There are solutions to all of that.
Another cause that I have heard is when you end the virtual machine by force.
This could happen as a result of using the VM for a very very long time and when you want to shut down the system…
The VM refuses to end.
As a tech guy, you use Task Manager to kill the process.
This has also led to VMware workstation cannot connect to the virtual machine error for many users.
You searched online because you knew that someone somewhere has had such problem in the past and they were able to solve it.
And probably share how they solved it.
Yeah, you are goddamn right. But I want to add something….
The people that solved this error were not smarter than you and if they can do it you too can.
HOW TO SOLVE VMWARE WORKSTATION CANNOT CONNECT TO THE VIRTUAL MACHINE – TRY THIS FIRST
I don’t know what the outcome will be if you have tried other fixes you find on google result.
A quick first aid fix that has worked for most VM users is restarting.
Just restart the host computer and see what happens.
This fix actually works best if the VMware workstation cannot connect to the virtual machine error happened after you forcefully end the virtual machine.
If this does not help you, I am sure either of the two fixes below will help.
HOW TO SOLVE VMWARE WORKSTATION CANNOT CONNECT TO THE VIRTUAL MACHINE CAUSED BY OS
If you read the first few sentences of this page, I mentioned that one of the causes of this error is an operating system upgrade.
If you recently upgraded your OS then the following idea will help you solve VMware workstation cannot connect to the virtual machine error with ease.
The OS you just installed has made some changes to your computer which is affecting the virtual machine.
You don’t need to look for the exact part that is affected by the operating system.
Just re-install the virtual machine and every other appliance that you use with it.
You don’t need to buy a new one. Make sure that you get the virtual machine code and the email address you used to purchase it.
That is all you need to re-install a new one.
HOW TO SOLVE VMWARE WORKSTATION CANNOT CONNECT TO THE VIRTUAL MACHINE CAUSED BY VM-GUEST
A common problem that happens with the VM-guest is the failure to boot.
If you have a related problem, you can use this as well.
The way of fixing this:
Make sure your user account has all the necessary rights to make changes to directories.
Locate the VM-guest directory.
Delete all the files with .lck extension and .vmem extension.
A caution here though:
Don’t permanently delete these files in case this fix does not work.
This fix has worked for most people but it is good to be on the safer side.
THE VMWARE AUTHORIZATION SERVICE IS NOT RUNNING.
The vmware authorization service is not running. This is more simple than connection problem explained above.
To the point:
This caused because the VMware on your computer has stopped working.
So you need to restart it by doing this:
Right click on cmd and Run it as an administrator. Then type services.msc into it and press enter key.
Your computer services window will open and from there you locate the Vmware Authorization Services.
Double click on it and click the start button on the dialog box that opens.
This is just a quick way to fix the vmware authorization service is not running.
VMWARE WORKSTATION 14 FAILED TO CONNECT PIPE TO VIRTUAL MACHINE
Now straight to how to solve vmware workstation 14 failed to connect pipe to virtual machine.
First and foremost, remove the server from the inventory.
Then make sure that the virtual machine is shut down.
Stop all the services relate to the virtual machine on the task manager window.
Now create and copy all the files on the virtual machine into a new folder outside the VM folder.
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