Virtual machine fails to start after vMWare work station 11 crash

Hi all. I have 2x 2012 R2 Domain controllers in my lab. Earlier today VMwork station v11 shut down, I had to reboot my laptop. All VMs have fired up with the exception on one of the DCs. I include the error here. I can confirm the file that is mentioned in the error is present. Looks like some corruption but before spinning up a new DC (due to resource limitation my DC's do other roles so if I can avoid trashing and starting again that what I'd like),  I though I'd ask if anyone had come across the problem before and managed to resolve it.

Many thanks
Ja
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Jason ThomasAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
A file is corrupt or missing, the VM was running on a snapshot, and has become dissociated with the parent disk.
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Jason ThomasAuthor Commented:
Hi. there is no snap shot present in the folder and when looking at snap shot manager there is no option to revert. I haven't taken a snap shot of the DC therefore I believe the error message is incorrect?
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Jason ThomasAuthor Commented:
Forget that there is  a file called DC2.vmsd with a description of vmware snapshot metadata. I cannot account for the file. Anyway to resolve the issue you think?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
can we get a screenshot of the files (or file is corrupt)
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Jason ThomasAuthor Commented:
HI. Please see attached.

Thank you Andy.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I think the file (virtual disk) is corrupted, you could try a repair.

But this often does not work.

Confidentially there is another question here very similar....

http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28913588/Corrupted-VMWare-vm.html
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Jason ThomasAuthor Commented:
Decided to trash the machine and spin up a new one based on advise from "the" VMWare expert. Thanks Andy.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No problems, thanks for your kind words...and Expert of the Year 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011!!!!
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