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How to fix VMware Internal Error while powering on

For many users, VMware is a go-to platform for creating and using Virtual Machine. It allows you to have multiple Operating Systems on a single host computer. But as of late, many users started complaining about VMware Internal Error and want to see some solutions to resolve the problem. That’s why we have accumulated and created some solutions that will help you in fixing the Internal Error in your VMware.

What causes the VMware Workstation Internal Error?

This error is caused when trying to open a VM in the VMware. So, the very obvious cause, in this case, would be the failure of the VMware authorization service. If it fails to start the VM won’t start and as a result, you will see the error question. Another reason that can cause this issue is your antivirus mistaking VM for a virus. This is not rare and sometimes, your antivirus or even the Windows Security system thinks that an app or a game is a virus and stops their working. There is a fix for this that we will talk about later in this article. There are some other reasons such as corrupted VM or VMware and some workaround that we will see hereinafter.

Fix VMware Internal Error

Let us start fixing VMware Internal Error by updating your system. You need to check for updates and install the latest one. If the issue is because of a bug then updating will resolve it. However, if installing the latest build is to no avail then you can try to follow solutions to resolve the issue.

  1. Check VMware Authorization Service
  2. Repair VMware
  3. Check your antivirus
  4. Restart VM Services
  5. Reinstall VMware

Let us talk about them in detail.

1] Check Vmware Authorization Service

First of all, you need to check the VMware Authorization Service and make sure that it is enabled and has administrator privilege. As for the latter, you don’t need to do anything extra, if you are logged in as administrator then that’s enough. To check the Vmware Authorization Service you need to follow the given steps.

  1. Open Services.
  2. Look for Vmware Authorization Service, right-click on it and select Properties.
  3. Make sure the Startup Type is Automatic and the service is running. If not you have to start the service.

You can also try restarting the service if it’s enabled, this will fix any glitch that the service may have. After doing that, see if the issue persists.

2] Repair VMware

If you are seeing the issue because of a corrupted VMware app then the best way to resolve it is by repairing the application. You can follow the given steps to do the same.

  • Open Settings.
  • Go to Apps.
  • Look for VMware.
    • For Windows 11: Click on the three vertical dots and click Modify/Repair.
    • For Windows 10: Select the app and click Modify/Repair.

Then an installation wizard will pop up. There, you need to click Next and then Repair. Hopefully, this will resolve your issue.

3] Check your antivirus

If you are not dealing with a corrupted app then maybe your antivirus is blocking the VM from running on the system. This is not seldom and is an issue many computer apps are dealing with. So, if you have a third-party application, you can either disable the security or whitelist VMWare. You have to do the same with Windows Defender, either turn it off temporarily or allow VMware through the firewall.

4] Restart VM Services

Sometimes, the issue is because of a glitch, and in that case, restarting all the VM Services is the way to go. So, you need to execute some commands. Therefore, pull out Command Prompt as an administrator from the Start Menu.

Execute the following commands to stop the services.

NET STOP "VMware Authorization Service"
NET STOP "VMware DHCP Service"
NET STOP "VMware NAT Service"
NET STOP "VMware USB Arbitration Service"
taskkill /im vmware-tray.exe /f
taskkill /im vmware-tray.exe /f

Execute the following commands to restart the services

NET START "VMware Authorization Service"
NET START "VMware DHCP Service"
NET START "VMware NAT Service"
NET START "VMware USB Arbitration Service"
START C:Progra~2VMwareVMWARE~1vmware-tray.exe
START C:Progra~2VMwareVMWARE~1vmware-tray.exe

Finally, restart your computer and see if the issue persists.

5] Reinstall VMware

If nothing works then restarting VMware is your last resort. So, just uninstall VMware and then reinstall it to see if the issue persists.

Hopefully, you are able to resolve the VMware issue with the solutions mentioned here.

How do I fix VMware not working?

VMware may not work because of many different reasons such as corrupted app clients or corrupted VMX files. But you need to know the exact error message and then search it on our website as all the different error messages mean different things. You should also execute the solutions mentioned here as they are more than capable to resolve almost all the VMware-related issues.

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