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    Black Hole of Fusion! Help....

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    Black Hole of Fusion! Help....
    Last night I downloaded and installed Mcafee to run in XP via VMWare Fusion. After doing so, I attempted to remove the trial version of AVG. I was removing it the same way as I would a Windows based PC machine (via Control Panel). During the uninstall period my screen locked up and turned black with the dreaded M$ hour glass of death! Since then, I have tried everything I can think of with zero effect. I can still do thing s within Fusion as far as suspending it and getting back into it, but every time I do, it starts right back up into the black screen with the hour glass. I have tried to change some settings within Fusion but none of them take. I have to do a forced Quit to close it all the way, but again, if I start it back up, it jumps right back into the problem. I am really new to Mac, as well as, Fusion. Any ideas on how to fix the issue. Let me know if you have any questions as I am sure I did not provide all the needed info for your help in diagnosing the problem. Thanks in advance.

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    Black Hole of Fusion! Help....
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    Try powering off and powering on the session? Suspending it will only halt it at the same moment in time.
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    Black Hole of Fusion! Help....

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    I have to admit that I am not sure how to "power off" the session. I have tried to restart, suspend, and shut down guest, but it always comes back to the black screen with the hour glass. I have also quit VMWare and nothing happens as well.

    All the functional button associated with Fusion still work (Unity, full screen, settings, preferences), but trying to use them has no results.

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    Black Hole of Fusion! Help....
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    Ok, so you have some responsiveness... pass ctrl-alt-del and kill the process
    mike
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    Black Hole of Fusion! Help....

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    Still nothing... I am hitting Control/Option/delete just to verify that that is the same thing?

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    Black Hole of Fusion! Help....
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    I'll have to take a look when I get home tonight. No fusion installed on this laptop
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    Black Hole of Fusion! Help....

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    Thanks, that is very much appreciated. The only thing I can think of is to delete Fusion and start from scratch, but that would not be a good deal. Anyway, thanks for your help. Maybe someone else will see this and have an idea.

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    if I did delete something, it'd just be the image file
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    Black Hole of Fusion! Help....

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    I do not know how to do that, but i could look something up if you think it is the best way to go?

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    Black Hole of Fusion! Help....
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    Ok, power it off and then back on. To power it off click on 'Help', then type in power. Down arrow to 'Power Off' and hit enter. You'll see this as you do so.



    Don't try to mouse over, it'll change to shutdown.. which will do it gracefully, which you don't want right now.
    mike
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    Black Hole of Fusion! Help....

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    Needless to say, I did not do this! I got jumpy and clicked on the revert to Snapshot. Well, that worked and didn't work. I got me through the black screen, but I lost almost everything. There is an option in there now to Discard snapshot, but I am done with the click and see what happens mentality. I really appreciate your time and direction Mike. If you have anymore ideas let me know.

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