Black screen of death in VMWare
This blog post is about a quickfix for VMWare if you’re suffering VMWare black screen of death.
In the beginning there was darkness
This bug is most likely to occur if you’ve used a secondary monitor or projector with a low resolution capability. When switching back to a high-resolution monitor the screen goes black and doesn’t play nice anymore.
When booting up the virtual machine the only possibility to logon is to start it in safe mode and decrease the screen resolution settings.
Let there be light
The quick way to resolve this problem is to turn off the virtual machine so that settings are editable. Then change the display settings of the virtual machine to use “Accelerate 3D graphics”. Now boot up the virtual machine again. This should resolve the black screen of death.