I have a VMware image that has worked on 4 different machines without issue but on my laptop the Win2k3 VMware image hangs on acpitabl.dat. I'm using VMware Workstation 6.5 with 32bit Vista as the host system. When I boot into safe mode the boot hangs on acpitabl.dat and locks up my laptop completely. Ctr-Alt-Del will not even allow me to kill VMware.
I've read a few places where SP1 caused this issue which I would expect to be a dated issue? The other is HAL, but I'm not sure what to change in the image to correct this. The solution was a bit vague. One poster mentioned that acpitabl.dat was not even the real issue.
The image was created within VMware with a single CPU. What's strange is that this image will work on every other machine I try it on but this laptop.
Does anyone have any idea of what I can do to solve this? I desperately need this image to work on my laptop.