One of my VMWare Servers in Pekanbaru returned this error…

Its running VMWare Server 1.0.3 on Debian Etch… and must of been shut down improperly…

Resolving requires me to delete 2 *.WRITELOCK files within the same directory as the *.vmdk file…

$ ls

564d77ac-9f7e-2227-ad4a-45fc12749f5f.vmem

564d77ac-9f7e-2227-ad4a-45fc12749f5f.vmem.WRITELOCK

nvram

vmware-0.log

vmware-1.log

vmware-2.log

vmware.log

Windows XP Professional-f001.vmdk

Windows XP Professional-f002.vmdk

Windows XP Professional-f003.vmdk

Windows XP Professional-f004.vmdk

Windows XP Professional-f005.vmdk

Windows XP Professional-f006.vmdk

Windows XP Professional-f007.vmdk

Windows XP Professional-f008.vmdk

Windows XP Professional.vmdk

Windows XP Professional.vmdk.WRITELOCK

Windows XP Professional.vmsd

Windows XP Professional.vmx

after that starting the virtual machine from the VMWare MUI seems to do the trick…