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I have restarted my host OS without turning off VM.

Now when the system has restarted then i am not able to power on the VM as it says that VM is already in use. WHen i click take ownership then it says that VM is being used can't take ownership

What to do

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Guessing Lock files were left. Remove .lck files that pertain to your vm. Same directory as the .vmdk for the VM you're trying to use.

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