You can reset a virtual machine in Workstation Player. Resetting a virtual machine causes it to abruptly power off and restart.


  • Power on the virtual machine.

  • Verify that the virtual machine is in a safe state. Resetting a virtual machine can damage data. When possible, shut down the virtual machine with its operating system.


Select Virtual Machine > Power > Reset.

If soft power operations are configured for the virtual machine in Workstation, Reset Guest appears in the menu instead of Reset.