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Solved Not enough Physical Memory... Error message


IownAmoneyPit

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#1
Just received the below error message when starting my VMware Player Windows 10 TP Virtual machine after updating my Windows 8.1 host system (October 14 Windows Update).

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I fixed the error by uninstalling optional update KB2995388

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Edit: My host machine has 16 GB of Ram with 4 GB allocated to the Virtual Machine.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG G750JX - DS77-CA Gaming Laptop
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M 3GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Sound Card
    Reaktek HD Audio with MaxxAudio support & Built-in subwoofer & 2 speakers
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" 16:9 FHD EWV LED Backlight/Full HD 3D(1920x1080 120Hz) Non-Glare LCD Panel
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Upgraded to a Samsung 840 EVO 256 GB SSD from the factory Installed 750 GB 7200 RPM HGST Drive
    Keyboard
    Premium Illuminated Gaming keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    10/100/1000 Mbps capable
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    (Primary) Latest Firefox version & IE 11
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    Kapersky Internet Security 2016
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    Optical Drive - Blu-Ray DVD Combo , Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11ac ,10/100/1000 Base T BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card), External Ports - VGA, HDMI Output,
    4 x USB 3.0, Headphone output, Microphone input, HD Web Camera , 8Cells 5900 mAh 89 Whrs Battery, ,2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MMC) Coolermaster U Stand
#2
Yes that's the culprit.

I had the same errors, I started the VM just after the update and so it was a lucky guess that KB 2995388 was at fault.

Fixing a memory leak was one of the main objectives of the update according to the MS literature.

LOL!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Build
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 4.10GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI Z77A-G43
    Memory
    2x4096MB (8GB) @ 2400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    H7850 Accelerated
    Sound Card
    Realtek Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 60Hz Native
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 256GB SSD (System) WD Black Caviar 3TB (Programs & Storage)
    PSU
    510w
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    Midi Tower
    Cooling
    After Market (Air Cooled)
    Keyboard
    N/A
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    N/A
    Internet Speed
    Broadband 30 - 100Mb Down / 1Mb Up
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    Firefox/Chrome Virtual
    Antivirus
    Avast!

UFUK

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#3
Just received the below error message when starting my VMware Player Windows 10 TP Virtual machine after updating my Windows 8.1 host system (October 14 Windows Update).

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I fixed the error by uninstalling optional update KB2995388

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Edit: My host machine has 16 GB of Ram with 4 GB allocated to the Virtual Machine.


Thanks...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 PRO
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO/THINPAD T430
    CPU
    i7-3520M
    Memory
    2 x 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000 & Nvidia NVS 5400M
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Neutron GTX SSD 256GB
    Seagate ST1000L Hybrid

Tovad

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#4
This fix is from VMware communities:
As a workaround:

Open the config.ini file located at C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation.

Add this line:

vmmon.disableHostParameters = "TRUE"

Save & reboot your PC.
 

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    windows 8 and 7 and xp

IownAmoneyPit

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#5
This fix is from VMware communities:
As a workaround:

Open the config.ini file located at C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation.

Add this line:

vmmon.disableHostParameters = "TRUE"

Save & reboot your PC.
Tovad that was one of the many solutions I tried including run VMware as administrator.

After using System restore to restore my system to before installing Octobers 14 Windows updates and realizing my Virtual Machine was now starting normally with no errors it was just a matter of finding which update was causing the error.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG G750JX - DS77-CA Gaming Laptop
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M 3GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Sound Card
    Reaktek HD Audio with MaxxAudio support & Built-in subwoofer & 2 speakers
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" 16:9 FHD EWV LED Backlight/Full HD 3D(1920x1080 120Hz) Non-Glare LCD Panel
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Upgraded to a Samsung 840 EVO 256 GB SSD from the factory Installed 750 GB 7200 RPM HGST Drive
    Keyboard
    Premium Illuminated Gaming keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    10/100/1000 Mbps capable
    Browser
    (Primary) Latest Firefox version & IE 11
    Antivirus
    Kapersky Internet Security 2016
    Other Info
    Optical Drive - Blu-Ray DVD Combo , Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11ac ,10/100/1000 Base T BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card), External Ports - VGA, HDMI Output,
    4 x USB 3.0, Headphone output, Microphone input, HD Web Camera , 8Cells 5900 mAh 89 Whrs Battery, ,2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MMC) Coolermaster U Stand
#6
This fix is from VMware communities:
As a workaround:

Open the config.ini file located at C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation.

Add this line:

vmmon.disableHostParameters = "TRUE"

Save & reboot your PC.
@Tovad

Thank you for posting that particular workaround

It still leaves a point in question as to whom has the onus to correct this anomoly, Microsoft or VMWare?

It would be interesting to pinpoint the exact cause of the memory lockdown for future reference and troubleshooting as there may be other issues yet to be disclosed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Build
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 4.10GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI Z77A-G43
    Memory
    2x4096MB (8GB) @ 2400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    H7850 Accelerated
    Sound Card
    Realtek Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 60Hz Native
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 256GB SSD (System) WD Black Caviar 3TB (Programs & Storage)
    PSU
    510w
    Case
    Midi Tower
    Cooling
    After Market (Air Cooled)
    Keyboard
    N/A
    Mouse
    N/A
    Internet Speed
    Broadband 30 - 100Mb Down / 1Mb Up
    Browser
    Firefox/Chrome Virtual
    Antivirus
    Avast!

IownAmoneyPit

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#8
I registered just to say thank you to the OP, fixed my issue instantly, thanks!

Windows 8.1 x64 - VMware player 6.0.3
You're welcome ShhImSleeping and welcome to Windows Eight Forums, I am now a member of all of the Designer media forums for the same reason as yours because no matter what Operating System I am using someone usually has a solution for my problem, or once in a while I am able to help others.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG G750JX - DS77-CA Gaming Laptop
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M 3GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Sound Card
    Reaktek HD Audio with MaxxAudio support & Built-in subwoofer & 2 speakers
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" 16:9 FHD EWV LED Backlight/Full HD 3D(1920x1080 120Hz) Non-Glare LCD Panel
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Upgraded to a Samsung 840 EVO 256 GB SSD from the factory Installed 750 GB 7200 RPM HGST Drive
    Keyboard
    Premium Illuminated Gaming keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    10/100/1000 Mbps capable
    Browser
    (Primary) Latest Firefox version & IE 11
    Antivirus
    Kapersky Internet Security 2016
    Other Info
    Optical Drive - Blu-Ray DVD Combo , Integrated 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11ac ,10/100/1000 Base T BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card), External Ports - VGA, HDMI Output,
    4 x USB 3.0, Headphone output, Microphone input, HD Web Camera , 8Cells 5900 mAh 89 Whrs Battery, ,2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MMC) Coolermaster U Stand

Tovad

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#9
The config.ini trick works with vm player:
I copied the config.ini file I found at C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Player to my desktop
I then added the line vmmon.disableHostParameters = TRUE and saved it.
I then copied the new config.ini file to both C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player and also to
C:\Users\Tobias\AppData\Roaming\VMware because I noticed the last path was written in the VMware.log file
After I rebooted all my VM's worked...
 

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  • OS
    windows 8 and 7 and xp
#10
VMWARE has updated and the workaround is no longer required and VM integration is now working OK.

IMO if you've hidden the Windows Update in question you can now safely re-install it to update your system and fix the memory leak.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Build
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 4.10GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI Z77A-G43
    Memory
    2x4096MB (8GB) @ 2400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    H7850 Accelerated
    Sound Card
    Realtek Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 60Hz Native
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 256GB SSD (System) WD Black Caviar 3TB (Programs & Storage)
    PSU
    510w
    Case
    Midi Tower
    Cooling
    After Market (Air Cooled)
    Keyboard
    N/A
    Mouse
    N/A
    Internet Speed
    Broadband 30 - 100Mb Down / 1Mb Up
    Browser
    Firefox/Chrome Virtual
    Antivirus
    Avast!

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Hi there
Strange -- I'm running a HOST Windows 10 but latest build (9879) and have had not a squeak of a problem with VMware running Virtual machines. I've got two W10 VM's and a slew of W8.1 and W7 VM's and an XP one too. No problem with any of them.

However it's always good to keep in mind these types of fixes which appear to solve a lot of users problems. So Thanks for the info.

(There IS a problem though with running VMware on a HOST LINUX system with any Windows VM as GUESTS - UNITY mode doesn't work properly with W10 guests. W8 / W7 etc guests all work fine).

Cheers
jimbo
 

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    1 X LG 40 inch TV
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    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)
#12
You must have fake specs and not know anything about Hardware and Software because you can not get 1000Mbps internet.
Please wait 10 years until your specs are actually ... existable
 

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    Windows 8 (Will go to 10)
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    Laptop
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    HP Pavillion 15-n090sa
    CPU
    AMD A8-4555M APU
    Motherboard
    Hewlett Packard 216B
    Memory
    8Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 @ 1366Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7600G 768Mb @ 668Mhz
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Smart Touch Display
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    1TB 2.5" HDD
    PSU
    HP Battery..
    Case
    HP Pavilion 15, 15" Silver Shell
    Cooling
    2 Noisy Fans
    Keyboard
    GB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Dual Button Mouse
    Internet Speed
    1Mbps Down 100Kbps Up
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    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows FireWall
#13
Yeah saying that there is a issue on Windows with people using more than 12Gbs of Ram
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 (Will go to 10)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion 15-n090sa
    CPU
    AMD A8-4555M APU
    Motherboard
    Hewlett Packard 216B
    Memory
    8Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 @ 1366Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7600G 768Mb @ 668Mhz
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Smart Touch Display
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    1TB 2.5" HDD
    PSU
    HP Battery..
    Case
    HP Pavilion 15, 15" Silver Shell
    Cooling
    2 Noisy Fans
    Keyboard
    GB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Dual Button Mouse
    Internet Speed
    1Mbps Down 100Kbps Up
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows FireWall
#14
Hi there
Strange -- I'm running a HOST Windows 10 but latest build (9879) and have had not a squeak of a problem with VMware running Virtual machines. I've got two W10 VM's and a slew of W8.1 and W7 VM's and an XP one too. No problem with any of them.

However it's always good to keep in mind these types of fixes which appear to solve a lot of users problems. So Thanks for the info.

(There IS a problem though with running VMware on a HOST LINUX system with any Windows VM as GUESTS - UNITY mode doesn't work properly with W10 guests. W8 / W7 etc guests all work fine).

Cheers
jimbo
You must have to have a BEAST GPU to run UNITY in a VM Ware Machine
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 (Will go to 10)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion 15-n090sa
    CPU
    AMD A8-4555M APU
    Motherboard
    Hewlett Packard 216B
    Memory
    8Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 @ 1366Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7600G 768Mb @ 668Mhz
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Smart Touch Display
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    1TB 2.5" HDD
    PSU
    HP Battery..
    Case
    HP Pavilion 15, 15" Silver Shell
    Cooling
    2 Noisy Fans
    Keyboard
    GB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Dual Button Mouse
    Internet Speed
    1Mbps Down 100Kbps Up
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows FireWall

jimbo45

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Hi there

UNITY refers simply to running a bit like "XP Mode" -- the Windows menus just appear (or should appear) in the desktop. It doesn't require any special hardware -- works fine on an HP Laptop !!!.

You need to enable hardware acceleration and 3D in the VMware Virtual machine config. Then UNITY mode appears as an option on the VM menu -- simple - no problem. Note you need to run VMware on a HOST LINUX machine for this feature to work sensibly. No point on a Windows VM running on Windows Host - XP VM's don't support 3D graphics BTW.

Not sure what the 1000mb/s internet reference is to -- I certainly never made any remark on that at all -- although you can run your Virtual NIC at a theoretical 1GB/s -- but you won't get that throughput on your networked HDD's or even SSD's.

To enable 3D etc in VMware in Linux Distros :


1) in the vm config file add mks.enable3d="TRUE"
2) add line mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers="TRUE"

3) install package driconf
4) install package libtxc_dxtn this enables S3TC

(You can also increase the virtual video drivers RAM size if you want to - just change the size of nvram in the config file -- you shouldn't need to reset it though).

Cheers
jimbo
 

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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)
#16
Sorry I was a bit side tracted
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 (Will go to 10)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion 15-n090sa
    CPU
    AMD A8-4555M APU
    Motherboard
    Hewlett Packard 216B
    Memory
    8Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 @ 1366Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7600G 768Mb @ 668Mhz
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Smart Touch Display
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    1TB 2.5" HDD
    PSU
    HP Battery..
    Case
    HP Pavilion 15, 15" Silver Shell
    Cooling
    2 Noisy Fans
    Keyboard
    GB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Dual Button Mouse
    Internet Speed
    1Mbps Down 100Kbps Up
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows FireWall

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