To whom it may concern
I have recently taken over a Primary School LAN that the former IT company maintained. They basically run a Windows 2008 R2 Standard Server with VM Player and the virtual machine is also a Windows 2008 R2 Standard Domain controller. They had a power outage and the virtual machine did not shut down properly. When trying to start the Virtual Machine, I get the following error message:
"The virtual machine could not start. Make sure VMware Player is installed correctly and you have rights to run the software and to access all directories it uses, including directories in which the software is installed, directories containing the virtual disk and configuration files, and directories for temporary files."
On research I have found that I need to stop the VM Ware services and delete all the *.lck folders/files and also the *.vmem files. When doing this I am able to start the virtual machine and start my Domain controller, but after shutting down the virtual machine and restarting the server, the *.lck files and *.vmem files restore in the Virtual Machine ISO directory and I have to go through the whole process to delete all the files before starting the virtual machine.
Is there any way that the unneccessary files can be permanently deleted and that the Virtual Machine ISO can be repaired?
Please help with this problem as I am very novice on VM Ware.