The 18th major release of macOS was released as a beta on June 7, 2021, with version 12.0 and build 21A5248p. Soon developer got the beta version and started the installation. In no time, users find an error on macOS Monterey.
Users realized that after installing macOS Monterey on VMware Workstation, a single restart will ruin the entire macOS. After they have restarted the macOS, there was only a black screen with no options at all.
Almost all of the things have been tried but got no solution. The only solution that was valid was to reinstall macOS Monterey again. Again, one restart and the same problem. We hope Apple will fix the problem in the future, for now here is how to fix the black screen on macOS Monterey on VMware.
Fix macOS Monterey Black Screen
After installing macOS Monterey on VMware, you can’t restart it, else will experience the same black screen again.
Open the System Preferences and select Users & Groups.
Inside the Users & groups, you will find the Login option on the left side. Click on Unlock button at the bottom.
“System preference is trying to unlock users & groups preference” window will popup. Here you will need to enter your account password and click on the lock icon.
Again click on Login options on the left side. You will see Automatic login on the top, make sure it is not Off (which normally is). Click on the options and login. Will be asked for the password.
Now change the Automatic Login to your account. It is optional, however, still we would recommend you to use your account name here. This will make sure that each time your reach the phase where you are experiencing the black screen will be bypassed. The system will automatically bypass the phase without asking for the password.
Note: again don’t restart your macOS Monterey after installing it on VMware, else you will experience the same black screen again. Use the procedure above to avoid the problem, then restart your macOS Monterey.