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Cannot open the disk 'D:\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Ubuntu\Ubuntu-1.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.

Reason: The physical disk is already in use.


When I powered on my Ubuntu on VMwave, a window showed up within words above. I tried to remove the old hard disk in settings and created a new one, but it still doesnot work.

Also, I tried to delete the .lck files and even the doc. BUT.......

Has someone solved this problem? PLEASE do me a favour!!Many thanks!!

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Try to logout and login again or restart, maybe virtual hard disk is still in use by any application somehow.

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THX!!! I tried but doesnot work – leiyu Mar 23 '12 at 11:53

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