How to Fix VMware unrecoverable Error of OS X Virtual Machine?

Installing or following the steps to install is easy and everybody can do it but it won’t boot means you’re getting the error(unrecoverable error) and can’t go ahead, so if you’ve are suffering from this error then it’s time to solve it by the following steps. Thus, after installing OS X I have experienced well of it and also the errors. I am thankful to you all that give your feedbacks and I love to see it every time on our new articles, as soon as possible I’ll try to cover the problems one by one, so here you don’t need to download or install something without catching up the steps, so let’s get started.

VMware unrecoverable Error
VMware unrecoverable Error

Fix VMware unrecoverable Error of OS X Virtual Machine

After installing OS X 10.11, while starting the virtual machine, if you see the error right above then you’ll have to follow the steps below.

1. Go to File Explorer and navigate to the OS X virtual machine VMware files and right click on the VMware virtual machine (VMX) file and open it with notepad.

File Explorer
File Explorer

2. Now scroll down to the end and type the following command and press Ctrl+S to save it.

smc.version = “0”


3. When saved, restart your computer and then open VMware and start power on the virtual machine, and hurry its working fine.

Mac OS X 10.11
Mac OS X 10.11

Problem not solved? Try entering the command in the notepad like below and restart your computer then power on the virtual machine in VMware.

smc.version = 0

Hope it would have solved your problem, if not then you can ask or tell us your problem here.


  1. Hi, Karar: I like your site. All information here so helpful. Almost every article is what I want to learn!

    Regarding this problem, with smc.version = “0”, the unrecoverable error screenshot shown in this article is gone! However, a new problem shows up (I’ll email you the screenshot).

    I tried smc.version = 0, still the same new problem.

    Just for your info: my machine is AMD FX-8320 Eight-core 3.5GHz, motherboard is Gigabyte 970A-DS3P (not a good one).

    Thank you very much.

    • Hello Karar. I just tried to install OS X Sierra through your latest videos. I followed everything on your video until it gets stuck on the apple icon loading screen, due to which I cannot set up. It takes a lot of time to load then gets stuck. I have used the patch tool many times, I even downloaded another patch tool and I have also checked the name of macOS and others it matches everything as in the video, can you please help?

  2. Hey Dude, It worked for me as well. But I am bit curious why it worked. Can you please share some knowledge. Appreciate your help

  3. I was running VMWare with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan for over a year. Also installed Xcode into the El Cap environment. I’m running Windows 10. During the course of the year both the OS & Xcode were upgraded.

    Last night I was prompted for another upgrade. Didn’t pay all that much attention to it. Launched it and this morning it won’t launch the VM environment.

    I get a grey screen with:

    Attempting to start up from:
    -> EFI VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive (0.0) … unsuccessful.
    -> EFI VMware Virtual SATA CDROM Driver (1.0) 000 unsuccessful.
    -> EFI Network . . .

    It then flips to a Boot Manager screen.

    I’ve searched high & low, and haven’t been able to find a fix.

  4. The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine vmware 15 pro please solve this error

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