How to Fix VMware Internal Error During Power On

For many users, VMware is a must-have platform for creating and using a virtual machine. It allows you to have multiple operating systems on a single host computer. But lately, many users have started to complain about VMware internal error and want to see solutions to fix the problem. That is why we have accumulated and created solutions that will help you to fix the internal error in your VMware.

What are the causes of VMware Workstation internal error?

This error is caused when trying to open a virtual machine in VMware. So, the very obvious cause, in this case, would be the failure of the VMware authorization service. If it does not start, the virtual machine will not start and hence you will see the error question. Another reason that can cause this problem is that your antivirus is mistaking the VM for a virus. This is not uncommon and sometimes your antivirus or even Windows security system thinks that an application or game is a virus and stops them from working. There is a solution to this problem which we will discuss later in this article. There are other reasons like corrupted VM or VMware and a workaround which we will see below.

Fixing an internal VMware error

Let’s start fixing the VMware internal error by updating your system. You need to check for updates and install the latest one. If the issue is caused by a bug, updating will fix it. However, if installing the latest version is unsuccessful, you can try to follow solutions to resolve the issue.

  1. Verify VMware Authorization Service
  2. Repair VMware
  3. Check your antivirus
  4. Restart virtual machine services
  5. Reinstall VMware

Let’s talk about it in detail.

1]Check the VMware authorization service

First of all, you need to check the VMware Authorization Service and make sure it is enabled and has administrator privileges. As for the latter, you don’t have to do anything more, if you are logged in as an administrator, that’s enough. To check the VMware Authorization Service you need to follow the given steps.

  1. Open Services.
  2. To look for VMware Authorization Service, right click on it and select Properties.
  3. Make sure the Start type is Automatique and the service is running. Otherwise, you must start the service.

You can also try restarting the service if it is enabled, this will fix any issues that the service might have. After that, see if the problem persists.

2]Repair VMware

If you are facing the problem due to a corrupted VMware application, the best way to fix it is to repair the application. You can follow the given steps to do the same.

  • Open Settings.
  • Go to Applications.
  • To look for VMware.
    • For Windows 11: Click on the three vertical dots and click on Modify Repair.
    • For Windows 10: select the application and click Modify repair.

Then an installation wizard will appear. There you have to click Next then Repair. Hope this will solve your problem.

3]Check your antivirus

If you are not dealing with a corrupted application, your antivirus may be preventing the virtual machine from running on the system. This is not uncommon and is a problem that many computer applications face. So, if you have a third-party application, you can disable VMWare security or whitelisting. You need to do the same with Windows Defender, either temporarily disable it or allow VMware through the firewall.

4]Restart the VM services

Sometimes the problem is caused by a glitch, and in that case restarting all VM services is the way to go. So you have to execute some commands. Therefore, remove Command Prompt as administrator from the start menu.

Run the following commands to stop the services.

NET STOP "VMware Authorization Service"
NET STOP "VMware DHCP Service"
NET STOP "VMware NAT Service"
NET STOP "VMware USB Arbitration Service"
taskkill /im vmware-tray.exe /f
taskkill /im vmware-tray.exe /f

Run the following commands to restart the services

NET START "VMware Authorization Service"
NET START "VMware DHCP Service"
NET START "VMware NAT Service"
NET START "VMware USB Arbitration Service"
START C:Progra~2VMwareVMWARE~1vmware-tray.exe
START C:Progra~2VMwareVMWARE~1vmware-tray.exe

Finally, restart your computer and see if the problem persists.

5]Reinstall VMware

If nothing works, restarting VMware is your last resort. So just uninstall VMware and then reinstall it to see if the problem persists.

We hope you can fix the VMware issue with the solutions mentioned here.

How do I fix VMware that is not working?

VMware may not work for many different reasons, such as corrupted application clients or corrupt VMX files. But you need to know the exact error message and then search for it on our website because all different error messages have different meanings. You should also run the solutions mentioned here as they are more than capable of fixing almost any VMware related issue.

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