VMware error after reformat

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  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    I reformatted my bootcamp partition, and now, I can't seem to get VMware fusion to work anymore. Firstly, I can't delete the old machine; but when I try to start it, it says I can't find a few files. Secondly, when I try to "import" the new bootcamp partition, it tells me that there are "insufficient permissions to import boot camp partition". Any ideas? Thanks a lot
     
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  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I'd suggest reinstalling VMware Fusion. It's probably just confused, because the state it expects files to be in isn't what it's finding. A reinstall will cure this. You will NOT lose your virtual machines if you reinstall.
     
  6. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    Actually that probably won't work. I had this issue after reinstalling WinXP in BootCamp. This is how I fixed the problem (was posted on VMWare forum and maybe here):
    You need to go find the VMWare folder in <home>->Library->Application Support. There should be a folder named BootCamp in it. Delete the contents of that folder, then open Fusion. Start the BootCamp VM and Fusion should set up the VM to boot the new BootCamp partition.
     
  7. ndstrenge macrumors regular

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    That worked for me!!! Cheers! :D
     
  8. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    Happy it worked.
     

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