Few days ago, I was try to run Mac OS X VMware on my Dell Inspiron 5520 Core i5 and I was not able to run. Every time I try to run, I received following error message:
A virtual CPU has entered the shutdown state. This would have caused a physical machine to restart. This can be caused by an incorrect configuration of the virtual machine, a bug in the operating system or a problem in the VMware Workstation software. Press OK to restart the virtual machine or Cancel to power off the virtual machine.
I installed 32-bit windows 7. I did not have any knowledge about Mac OS X Installation issues. I was thinking may be I’d to install 64-bit window to resolve this. A lot of questions were coming to my mind. I google it and solve my problem in 1 min.
All you have to do is to add the following line to your vmx file:
cpuid.1.eax = “0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:1010:0101”
It solved my problem in 1 min..