"Error encountered while trying to restore the state of group monitorLate from file..."
Some advices from the net are remove the snapshots by using vmware cmd. But no one can afford to lose the needed snapshot.
1. Remove the VM images from VMWare Workstation
2. Edit the VM setting by Notedpad or Vi:
* .vmx file to remove lines starting with:
* .vmsd file to change your snapshot type to "0":
3. Reload and run the image.
It loads perfectly!
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