Ticket #10401 (closed defect: fixed)
Windows XP guest crashes on OS X 10.7.3 host
|Reported by:||p3k||Owned by:|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
After a recent update of VirtualBox my long-time running Windows XP guest does not start anymore and crashes after the splash screen (see attachment).
Sometimes I spot a flicker of a BSOD but of course I am not able to read anything. At other times, I get the “safe mode” screen and may choose the system to start this way but the crash obviously is inevitable.
As I am not able to get the machine running at all I cannot create a dump file – except there is a method without booting I am not aware of.
I remember the guest running perfectly last year so I tried previous versions of VirtualBox (4.0.16, 4.1.10). But unfortunately, the machine does not start anymore with versions it in fact must have worked last year…
Although I am sure I did not change any settings I also tried switching various options on and off (like 2D/3D/hardware acceleration), all to no avail.
I attached a VBox.log file from a crashed session hoping for some help or ideas what I could do to make the system running again.
Any feedback is appreciated.