Windows 2000 Server guest reports 'The VirtualBox Guest Additions Service service terminated unexpectedly'
|Reported by:||Mark Cranness||Owned by:|
|Component:||guest additions||Version:||VirtualBox 4.2.4|
|Keywords:||service terminated unexpectedly||Cc:|
|Guest type:||Windows||Host type:||Windows|
Windows 2000 Server guest reports Guest Additions Service errors during boot after upgrading to 4.2.4 (from 4.1.x).
Boot is slower than usual, and Windows displays message:
"At least one service or driver failed during system startup. Use Event Viewer to examine the event log for details."
Event Viewer shows: "The VirtualBox Guest Additions Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 0 milliseconds: No action."
VBoxService.exe is running, however Services displays "Starting" in the Status column.
Changing the host time causes the guest time to also be changed, so that service is still working. Changing the service definition to system32\VBoxService.exe -v -v -v, and NO guest service messages are logged to the VirtualBox log file (I think they should be?), including NO messages about the host time change and sync.
If the service startup is set to Manual, and the service manually started, Windows displays: "Could not start the VirtualBox Guest Additions Service service on Local Computer. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion."
Running the service manually with: vboxservice -v -v -v -f ... shows no likely error messages.