VMware: Exception 0x0000005 (access violation) has occurred.

If you are presented with a “VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vthread-16)” then the answer should be fairly simple, if like me your graphics card is starting to get old then it may simply not be as functional with vmware workstation. I am assuming that you are using Workstation, so in windows, simply navigate to the folder where the VM is stored and delete the folder labeled “.lck-xxxx”. There may be other files or folders that need to be deleted but once this is done view the virtual machine settings and select display,¬†untick the Accelerate 3D Graphics and apply. Your virtual machine should now run without issue.