Holy Crap! The first error I got was "The specified virtual disk needs repair". Vmware workstation was bitching about an upgrade to 7.1.1 so I allowed the update, because according to VMware's site, the 7.1.1 fixes that error --
"When a host system failure occurs during a virtual machine disk operation, attempting to power on the virtual machine or mount the virtual disk using the VMware Disk Mount utility causes the following error messages to appear, " Cannot open the disk... The specified virtual disk needs repair" and "Error reading volume information. Please select another disk file". There is no data lost during this process. VMware Workstation 7.1.1 fixes these issues and enables virtual machine operations to resume."
(as noted in the second to the last paragraph on http://www.vmware.com/support/ws71/doc/releasenotes_ws711.html
Now it says "The parent virtual disk has been modified since the child was created." when I try and launch my virtual server.
What can I do to fix this problem? My business is down because we cannot access the server and they do not open for another 1.5 hours (6am-6pm Pacific time).
Any help would be greatly appreciated....