VMWare freezes when starting a new Windows 10x64 client

VMware® (Workstation 16 Pro) freezes after installing a Windows 10x64 client on Zorin as a host. It says it is "Waiting for connection" in the client boot-up phase ... Connection to what?
After about 5 minutes, VMWare is there again, without any running VM. Any ideas where to look for an answer? In which logs will its start up be shown?

Does it have to be VMWare? Give Virt-Manager a try instead, and it's free.

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