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Well, first of all, we use our inside voice around here. You're way up heeeeere, when we need your volume about heeeeere *makes high and low hand gestures*.
You need to disable the acpi in the BIOS by editing the vmx file with this code, making sure it's on the bottom of the vmx file.
You can thank me later. Also, for builds 2257 and 2267 specifically, you need to do a direct upgrade from Windows 2000 Professional as they both have partitioning problems during setup. Hopefully this was helpful for anyone reading this, despite this being very late.