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?

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