VirtualBox

Ticket #10306 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Windows 8 Consumer Preview VM stops responding when doing File IO (ICH9 only)

Reported by: Andre.Ziegler Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 4.1.8
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Windows

Description

When an application does some IO (file, network) the VM freezes and nothing happens for 1 or 2 minutes.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (63.5 KB) - added by Andre.Ziegler 10 years ago.

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by Andre.Ziegler

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 10 years ago by dmashal

I can reproduce this bug it seems a graphics driver bug with the WDDM driver. I noticed dwm.exe using a lot of I/O and having a lot of page fault.

After a minute or 3 sending the guest a ctrl+alt+del will get the display back and Windows 8 CPU will start working again, for a few minutes until the problem happens again.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 ; follow-up: ↓ 4 Changed 10 years ago by misha

Replying to Andre.Ziegler and dmashal: Could you give the exact use-case so that we can reproduce the problem here?

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by dmashal

Just install Windows 8 consumer preview on Win7 x64 host.

DVD must be in IDE mode to boot installer.

After install of Win 8 CP, install guest additions using WDDM driver (say no to using direct 3d) and reboot.

Then use windows for a few minutes, try and access system settings, configure the system as a normal user would and you will see the problem.

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 10 years ago by Andre.Ziegler

Replying to misha:

Replying to Andre.Ziegler

Could you give the exact use-case so that we can reproduce the problem here?

for me it happens when I try to start IE10. In this case the VM simply hangs for a while and you can't do anything.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by dmashal

It can be anything. Try changing setting in control panel, or changing system settings, etc. It's something either with dwm.exe or svchost.exe windows host process.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by Perryg

Try it with PIIX3 instead of ICH9 chipset.

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by Andre.Ziegler

what should I change?

I also think it is more DWM/GPU related. Today the VM freezed for over 2 minutes while running WinSAT.

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by Andre.Ziegler

any news? The VM freezes so often that it makes no fun.

comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by misha

Does it help if you assign 1 CPU to you VM instead of 2?

comment:10 Changed 10 years ago by Andre.Ziegler

no, this doesn't matter :(

comment:11 Changed 10 years ago by Andre.Ziegler

ok, Perryg was right. I changed the chipset to PIIX3 in the VM settings and now Win8 works fine. I have no idea why I selected ICH9.

comment:12 Changed 10 years ago by Perryg

Once bitten twice shy as they say.

I have not been able to reliably use ICH9 for a long time, but I still try on occasion.

comment:13 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from Windows 8 Consumer Preview VM stops responding when doing File IO to Windows 8 Consumer Preview VM stops responding when doing File IO (ICH9 only)

comment:14 Changed 9 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Should be fixed in VBox 4.1.20. Please reopen if still relevant.

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