How To Fix Black Screen Issue on VMware.

When we install macOS on VMware fusion. Or upgrade the older version of macOS to the new one. So, sometimes, we get into a problem with a blank screen. Therefore, our today’s article is about how one can fix the black screen issue on VMWare.

You might run into this situation, usually when you use older versions of VMware fusion.

What happens in fact? when you upgrade your macOS on VMware fusion. So, while running the virtual machine after upgrading for the first time. The virtual OS doesn’t respond and shows a black screen.

However, in most of the cases in the previewing screen, the macOS runs without a hassle.

How to fix the black screen issue on VMware?

Before, going to the indepth procedure. It is recommended to

  1. Reboot the virtual machine ones again.
  2. Run another guest OS, and again launch the problematic OS.

If these don’t resolve the problem, you may proceed and execute some easy commands mentioned below, in order to fix the black screen problem on VMWare.

Run Virtual machine in safe mode:

The first probability is the incorrect installation of the SVGA driver. So, you need to alter the VGA to the standard one.

  1. Run the virtual machine in safe mode.
  2. Open up the device manager.
  3. Afterward, change the selected driver to the standard MS VGA Driver.
  4. Restart the virtual machine.
  5. Remove the current VMWare tools software. And reinstall the latest version.      

So, if the issue counters the PC due to the SVGA driver. So, executing the above-mentioned steps will resolve the black screen problem. If the problem doesn’t occur due to the driver. So, head over towards the second method.

Run into the recovery mode:


  • Reboot the virtual machine, and hold CMD+R. This will run the virtual machine in recovery mode.
  • Now go to the terminal.
  • Now enter the command “csrutil disable”.

This is the first half portion. Now, close the terminal and again reboot the Mac into recovery mode.

2# Enter the following commands one by one.

tccutil reset All com.vmware.fusion   
sudo sqlite3 "/Library/Application Support/" 'insert into access values ("kTCCServiceScreenCapture", "com.vmware.fusion", 0, 1, 1, "", "", "", "UNUSED", "", 0,1565595574)'
sudo sqlite3 "/Library/Application Support/" 'insert into access values ("kTCCServiceListenEvent", "com.vmware.fusion", 0, 1, 1, "", "", "", "UNUSED", "", 0,1565595574)' 
sudo sqlite3 "/Library/Application Support/" 'insert into access values ("kTCCServicePostEvent", "com.vmware.fusion", 0, 1, 1, "", "", "", "UNUSED", "", 0,1565595574)'

Note: Don’t forget to enter your password.

Now, close the terminal.

3# And again restart the mac into recovery mode. and open up the terminal.

And in the terminal enter the command “csrutil enable”.

4# Now reboot and open up System Preferences → Security & Privacy → Privacy → Screen Recording → Privacy.

Here the box of VMware fusion must be checked on. This means that the VMWare black screen issue has been resolved.

Next up in Virtual machine:


The two most common reasons, behind the black screen, have been discussed thoroughly. You can fix the black screen issue on VMware by executing the step by step procedure.

However, if you are unfamiliar with the command prompt. It is better to get it resolved by someone having knowledge of using the terminal.

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By Safar Ali

Safar Ali is an Entrepreneur, Marketer, and writer. He has been writing for more than three years. And his pieces have appeared on some of the high-authority sites, including HubSpot, Mashable,, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Makeuseof, CNET, and many more.


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