Just applied the April 10, 2018 MS patches to a pair of Windows 2008 R2 servers running under VMWare Workstation 7.1.6 build-744570. Host is a Dell Precision 4800, 32GB, i74800MQ CPU with Win7 pro. Both server instances bluescreen when starting: "STOP: 0x0000007E" then reboot into the recovery console. Link to screenshot on IMGUR. Options in recovery mode are:

  • System Image Recovery (not an option - I don't have any)
  • Windows Memory Diagnostic
  • Command Prompt

Rebooting the VM brings me right back to the recovery mode. I think the KB notes for KB4093118 and KB4093108 indicate possible stop problems: "Stop error on PCs that don't support SIMD or SSE2". I don't know how to verify those might be my problem.

Has anyone got any ideas on how to fix this?


Upgrade your VMWare Workstation, we had our ESXI 4.1 environment have this issue this morning, migrating the VMs to a ESXI 5.5 host resolved the issue.

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