Unable to open kernel device "\.VMCIDevVMX"

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for the past few months i have been trying to figure out a solution for this problem and i really hav high hopes in this thread!


Here’s the problem:-

Every time i try powering on my virtual machine it says


” Unable to open kernel device “.VMCIDevVMX”: Overlapped I/O operation is in progress. Did you reboot after installing VMware Player?

Module DevicePowerOn power on failed. “

I have tried to to edit the .vmx file and replace the TRUE with FALSE next to vmci0.present and i have also tried deleting the file


PLEASE i need help really badly. Specially from the experts.


And if u think that my system doesn’t support hardware virtualisation, then that’s not the case because i hav previously installed the virtual machine before but i had to remove it for a few reasons! :'(


i also have another problem. i’ve installed vmware workstation on my external hard drive, so whenever i try to re-install or repair or uninstall my software it can’t. it says that the “MSI” failed to install.