vmware workstation unrecoverable error (vcpu-0)

12 Dec

When you install some virtual OS using vmware workstation or vmware player, if you encounter below error:

unrecoverable error (vcpu-0)

Try below actions:

  • open *.vmx file in the folder where your OS is located
  • append below line to the tail of the vmx file (you can put this line anywhere in the vmx file, and vmx file will be auto-sorted for you)

smc.version = 0


That is it! Happy working!


Posted by on December 12, 2016 in General, Linux, Mac, Windows


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2 responses to “vmware workstation unrecoverable error (vcpu-0)

  1. laurence

    April 26, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    thank you!

  2. ashish

    July 12, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Open VMX File (VMX File is “VMware Virtual machine configuration”) with Notepad and Add this code: smc.version = “0” (image 1)

    Add this also to C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\config.ini. (image 2)

    Finally check all “Virtualization Engine” at the Processor Virtual Machine Settings


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