PFN_SHARE_COUNT BSoD in VMware Solved

When migrating a physical machine to a virtual machine you may run into the PFN_SHARE_COUNT Blue Screen while installing VMware Tools. The BSoD is caused by vm3dmp.sys, which is the VMware 3D graphics driver. To resolve the problem, uninstall any existing graphics drivers (inculuding USB display adapters) in the virtual machine before trying to install VMware tools again. In my case the DisplayLink driver was the problem.

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  1. This solved my problem tonite.

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  2. A great help. Thanks for taking the time to write this up!

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  3. Thanks for your suggestions. I will wait and watch now if it reappears or not.

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  4. Joel, thank you for taking the time to publish this posting. People like you help so many other people when they run into technical issues.

    I went to Add/Remove Programs in Windows and removed the software called "DisplayLink Core Software", which came with my DisplayLink docking station. After removing the software, my computer no longer blue screened on boot up.

    Charlie

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