ID #1114

Why do I get a BlueScreen of the host ?

In some scenarios the host may crash and display a BSOD after

  • first reboot after the installation of Workstation or VMplayer
  • start of a VM

For troubleshooting it is important to know the stop error so disable automatic reboot after a crash.
You can do this via the GUI or use this patch:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Known Bluescreens



STOP : 000000D9                          

Module: vmx86.sys or vmware-vmx.exe or unrelated drivers such as WDF01000.SYS


this maybe a FIX:

open regedit as admin and navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Do you have a REG_DWORD value = 1 for TrackLockedpages ?
If yes change it to 0 and reboot the host.
This will affect other applications that use that feature - so don't set this unless you have to.

Useful links :





STOP : 000000D9                          

Module: vmx86.sys

Conditions: Vista hosts ?

see above

Tags: bsod, crash, host

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