Using Vmware Workstation is a nice tool to practice Cisco technologies. And sometimes you encounter errors that drives you nuts such as “The specified virtual disk needs repair” error message. This error could occur for example when you brutally shut down a virtual machine.

But no worries, there is a solution. If you are running a Windows host machine, run a Windows command line and type this command:

vmware-vdiskmanager -R “{path of the vmdk virtual disk}”

In my case, here is how I solved the problem:

d:\Program Files (x86)\Vmware>vmware-vdiskmanager -R "D:\Virtual Machines\ISE 2.0\ise2.0-000001.vmdk"
The virtual disk, 'D:\Virtual Machines\ISE 2.0\ise2.0-000001.vmdk', was corrupte
d and has been successfully repaired.

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Keyboard Banger

Keyboard Banger is a network engineer from Africa. He has been working in network support and administration since 2008. He started writing study notes about certification exams and technology topics a couple of years ago. When he's not writing articles, he can be found wandering on technical forums.


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