We have installed the extracted MSI from VMware-player-4.0.2-591240.exe but on trying to creat then open a new XP virtual machine we get an error:

Unable to open kernel device "\\.\VMCIDev\VMX":Overlapped I/O operation in progress. Did you reboot after Installing VMWare Player?

Module devicepoweron power on failed.

Has anyone any ideas? We had done a reboot after installing via the msi.

Many thanks for reading.

Answer Summary:
Edit the VMX file, in the parameter of vmci0.present = "TRUE" change value to "FALSE". http://communities.vmware.com/message/1887127
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Edit the VMX file, in the parameter of vmci0.present = "TRUE" change value to "FALSE"

Answered 04/25/2012 by: Aaron Cool
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Aaron is right on with the answer, here is a thread from VMWares site that provides a little information about the underlying issue.


Answered 04/25/2012 by: elgoosea
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