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VMware Windows VM Won't Reset

Hello Experts,

I have powered off / on the Windows VM but it is constantly giving me the failure message below,
Can someone please let me know how to restart the image without incurring the above message?

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SeanSystem EngineerCommented:
That has nothing to do with vmware. That is a windows message that happens if you shutdown during an update or some type of error occurred. Have you tried to boot into safe mode? I would also attach a windows disk and try to do a repair from that.
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You have apparently powered off a machine before updates completed.

Start up the machine and run Windows Updates manually. If updates run, allow the updates to complete and then restart (do not shut down).

Try Windows Update Readiness tool if necessary.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
How long have you waited for the updates to complete, or for it to revert ?
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Just for statistics - a .NET update will take 10-20 minutes (and sometimes you collect like 10 of them)
cpatte7372Author Commented:

I would carry out your suggestions, but I get the screen every time I power up the VM. I'm not presented with any other option.

Andrew, its been in that state for over 24 hours
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
its been in that state for over 24 hours <-- The only option you have is to turn it off, power back up and try updates again as noted above.
cpatte7372Author Commented:
That worked

John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
2cpatte7372  - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.
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