Hi All,

I attempted to install VMWare Server 2 on my work laptop today as we are looking at migrating our code from .net to mono, but I've run into a few problems. Once I installed VMWare I went to reboot the system and nothing happened. I enabled boot logging and found that basically the system is going into an infinite loop of attempting to load drivers. The output of ntbtlog is normal then loops through the following.


Did not load driver Audio Codecs
Did not load driver Legacy Audio Drivers
Did not load driver Media Control Devices
Did not load driver Legacy Video Capture Devices
Did not load driver Video Codecs
Did not load driver WAN Miniport (L2TP)
Did not load driver WAN Miniport (IP)
Did not load driver WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
Did not load driver WAN Miniport (PPTP)
Did not load driver Packet Scheduler Miniport
Did not load driver Packet Scheduler Miniport
Did not load driver Packet Scheduler Miniport
Did not load driver Packet Scheduler Miniport
Did not load driver Direct Parallel
Did not load driver TAP-Win32 Adapter V8
Did not load driver SM bios service
Did not load driver SM bus service
Did not load driver VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1
Did not load driver VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8

I managed to do a system restore and get everything back to normal, but I would still really like to get vmware running. Any ideas? I am also looking into VirtualBox but I really dont want to have to compie the OSE version into windows binaries, plus I have used VMWare Server on a few different machines of my own so I would like to try and stick with it.