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VS 2012 on Windows 7

Microsoft is great in many things but the application/version handling is mediocre. I got really frustrated with the Visual Studio 2012 crashes everytime I opened a project:

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:CLR20r3
  Problem Signature 01:devenv.exe
  Problem Signature 02:11.0.50727.1
  Problem Signature 03:5011ecaa
  Problem Signature 04:Microsoft.VisualStudio.Progression.LanguageService.CSharp
  Problem Signature 05:11.0.50727.1
  Problem Signature 06:5011cc19
  Problem Signature 07:131
  Problem Signature 08:43
  Problem Signature 09:System.MissingFieldException
  OS Version:6.1.7601.
  Locale ID:1033
  Additional Information 1:0a9e
  Additional Information 2:0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
  Additional Information 3:0a9e
  Additional Information 4:0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

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The purpose is to create a disk to keep contents shared across the VMs

Following the instructions at

Find your VM installation and run the following
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation>
vmware-vdiskmanager.exe  -s 10GB -a ide -t 1 -c "D:\Virtual Machines\vmDisk.vmdk"

(s: size, a: interface, t: type (0-3 for increase and size options), c:create)

Creating disk 'D:\Virtual Machines\vmDisk.vmdk'  
Virtual disk creation successful.
How to browse a Vmdk?

Tried to add this newly created disk when the vm server was on by going to settings/add/hard drive/existing virtual.
Got error: failed to add disk ide0:1

I shutdown the vm pc and add disk then try starting the machine.

Then went to disk mgt in windows where I got the "Initialize Disk" prompt
New Volume > Simple > Quick format and voila!!