VMware (latest, greatest, free windows version) 2.0.2 I believe.
Windows 7-64, 4 gigs ram
No antivirus, no access/security issues, only change in 2 months is windows update
Everything worked fine a month ago, I rebooted after an update and now all machines show as powering on and stuck at 95%. I can remote into the machines (virtual desktop, ssh, etc) and they are running fine and dandy, just the console refuses to acknowledge that they are running. This leads to me not being able to use the console (so I can't install anything new)
There have been no changes that I know of other than windows update changes. The VMs operate fine. I am moving them elsewhere as soon as a machine gets in that I can put esxi on, but that is a good month off.
The only reason I've been running these on a Win-7 system is because our servers are too bogged down lately and i needed to free up some processor and disk juice (ie an install of mailcleaner backlogged 800 messages because another vm was going wild).
Anyway, if anyone has any tips, I would appreciate them. I've read thread after thread where people just give up, so if there's a solution thread out there please point me to it.