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Windows 8 32-bit OS might stop responding when E1000 adapter is added on the virtual machine (2035911)
When an E1000 adapter is added to a virtual machine running Windows 8 32-bit, the virtual machine might stop responding. This issue only affects Windows 8 32-bit OS.
To workaround this issue:
- If you are attempting to add an E1000 adapter when a virtual machine is powered off, add the following configuration parameters into the .vmx file of the virtual machine:
ethernetx.interruptDelay = 10000
ethernetx.delayedInterruptThreshold = 10000
Where ethernetx is ethernet0, if it is the first vNic or ethernet1, if it is the second vNic.
- If you are attempting to add an E1000 adapter when a virtual machine is powered on, then reset the virtual machine to resolve the issue.
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