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after I powered off a guest in Vsphere 4.0 it shows inaccessible

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after I powered off a guest in Vsphere 4.0 it shows inaccessible and the options to power it back on are available but when I try to power it back on I get and error  Power On virtual machine
Heserver8982
The
operation is
not allowed
in the
current
state.
Other options that are not greyed out are remove from inventory , is it better to shut down guest  rather than power off ? what is the difference ?
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