VMware VM Error There is no disk in the drive

By | September 18, 2012

VMware There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \DeviceHarddisk1\DR3

A colleague reported that his VMware workstation virtual machine failed to power on with the error “there is not disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \DeviceHarddisk1\DR3”.

All the attempts to power on the virtual machine failed. At last we did a Windows file search and located the favorites.vmls” file which then moved from its original location to a temporary backup folder and remove from the original location.

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Steps that were performed

1) Windows search find the problematic file favorites.vmls” inside C:\Users\MMathew\AppData\Roaming\VMware

2) Copied it to a backup folder and deleted it from the original location.

3) Powered ON the VMware virtual machine.

This time we were able to start the virtual machine.

Cheers!!

Melbin Mathew

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Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More
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About Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More