Fusion: Windows stuck in "Windows is shutting down..." screen. HELP!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TheseGoTo11, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. TheseGoTo11 macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2007
    I'm running XP on Fusion and left the session open over night. When I got to my computer this morning the session was stuck on the standard XP "Windows is shutting down..." screen. I've tried Ctrl-Alt-Delete, "Shut Down Guest", and "Restart Guest" under the Virtual Machine menu but Windows won't restart. I've also attempted to close down Fusion and restart, but that doesn't help either. At this point on a PC I'd just hold down the power button, but don't want to do that yet on my Mac. Any other advice? Thanks.
  2. 1ne macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    Canada Oil Country
    U can hold down the option key to change the menu on the power commands. Equivalent of yanking the power cord.
  3. RoskO macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    It's either the shared folder vmware sets up to share files between the 2 OSs or it's a network drive. Try to disconnect them and shut down, that should solve it.

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