Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 on VMWare – Startup Problems
Installation of Windows Server 2012 in VMWare Workstation or VSphere can cause problems on startup after installing VMWare Tools. This problem can also occur with Oracle VirtualBox.
This problem happens during installation of VMWare Tools that when installing the VMWare SVGA 3D video driver not supported by default, generating lock-load Windows.
The solution is simple, turn off the virtual machine and change the properties of video to include support for 3D: