troubleshooting Question

how do i fix a Snapshot that did not complete and now the vm shows up as unknown (invalid)

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The vm is being hosted on a windows server 2003 which is running vmware server 2.0. Tried to create a snapshot which failed. The I removed the vm but didnt delete the files then re-added the vm to only get the following:

The selected virtual machine is not recognized on this system. The cause of this problem may be that the virtual machine's .vmx file is corrupted, or that the virtual machine version is newer than is recognized by the host. You can remove the virtual machine from the inventory if you believe that it is not recoverable.Click the link below to remove the virtual machine from the inventory.Remove Virtual MachineTo help diagnose the issue, you can check the virtual machine files at their last known location: "[server] server.vmx"

I have removed the lck & log files from the datastore and restarted the services to no avail. This is our finance server and I need to get it back up quick. please advise
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