VMWare Server Caused acpitabl.dat Error?
Posted on 2009-02-24
Last night I installed VMWare Server on my new Dell Precision T3400. When I came in this morning the login screen was up. The computer hung after I entered the password. I had to give it a hard boot. When I try to boot in safe mode it hangs at acpitable.dat. The computer worked perfectly fine before the installation so I am assuming VMWare is the cause.
Dell Precision T3400
Intel Q9300, 2.5GHz
8GB, 800MHz, DDR2 ECC SDRAM
nVidia, Quadro FX 570
500 GB SATA... 2 drives configured in RAID 1
XP 64, SP2... all current updates applied
BIOS Version = A08
SATA Operation = RAID On
Virtualization = On (this was set to off, I turned it on to troubleshoot this issue)
Troubleshooting steps taken...
1. Last known good configuration... doesn't work.
2. I tried to boot from CD in order to try a repair of the OS. But it gets stuck at "Examining 476930 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on iastor...".
3. Enabled Virtualization in the BIOS
4. Unplugged one of the hard drives.
I am all out of ideas at this point.