Ticket #1045 (new defect) — at Initial Version

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

USB broken on Windows XP host

Reported by: olive Owned by:
Component: USB Version: VirtualBox 1.5.4
Keywords: USB conflict XP Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


I cannot get USB properly functioning on Windows XP (host, SP2) (and a linux guest, but I am sure that it is set up properly). Quite often Virtualbox tell me that the USB device is still in use. Other time I get the new hardware wizard. Often other USB devices (for which there are no filter and that I have not selected) stop to work on the host (my USB wireless card) and the host need to be rebooted. From time to time I manage to connect them to the Virtual Machine but given the previous problems I cannot rely on that. I suspect a conflict between Virtualbox and the native Windows XP drivers.

The devices was a USB disk / key. As a workaround I have configured a raw hard disk access to these devices (they are seen as \.\PhysicalDrive1 by XP) and disabled USB support. Then the USB is managed by the host and it works (the USB key is thus see as a ide hard disk by the guest) but it will only works for USB hard disks/keys and present some inconvenience.

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