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Windows 7x64 bit and VMWare problems

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Hello,

VMWare is causing Host problems on my sig rig. It causes both USB problems and network problems. Such as random disconnects or my network saying no Ethernet cable is connected. The problem persists after a restart or shutdown and even if all vmware processes are turned off it still persists. The only thing I found that fixed this was disconnecting all power to my computer and waiting a bit and then turning it back on. After that the next time I run vmware it starts again.

If I format my drive and don't install vmware then everything is fine and dandy. I have no idea what to do. SO tired of this issue. I need vmware for my projects and school work.

Any help is appreciated.

Edit: Just found a thread on another site saying something to the effect of: Linux is selecting the wrong drivers thus causing the problem. (When referring to linux I meant the linux kernel)
Edited by canadianpanda - 1/8/11 at 12:13am
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Edit: Just found a thread on another site saying something to the effect of: Linux is selecting the wrong drivers thus causing the problem. (When referring to linux I meant the linux kernel)
I'm confused.. Are you running VMWare on Windows or Linux?
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Sorry, I should have been more clear.

The host/main OS is windows, everytime I have used vmware was with a linux distro.

So basically
Host OS: windoows
Guest OS: linux
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I don't know enough about Windows VM hosts to be too helpful but one thing I can say is that the guest OS should not affect the outside network unless you do something like force the same static IP on it as your host OS and/or pick a matching MAC address.

If you chose to route from your host to guest then you could cause issues by using a subnet overlapping (one of) your physical network(s).

Another possibility is that you may have some host devices set to pass through to the guest where your guest OS can take control of them. This may be your issue with the USB devices and possibly networking too if you pass through a NIC.
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I just use VMware player and workstation and I use their default settings. I have heard of others having problems where the host has problems caused by the guest. When VMWare installs it adds 2 network adapter to the network adapters but I am not sure why. I also know that the guest OS is able to access the devices of the host OS but I am not sure how advanced that goes or if their is something I can change to disable access to something.

It's really a matter of figuring out the problem. I have read a lot through google but no one seems to have my exact same problems. I have never had this problem on any other PC. For a long time I thought something was wrong with my motherboard but that's not the case.

Any ideas?
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