Ticket #1158 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Windows XP Guest Blue Screen After Upgrading to Mac OS X Beta 3

Reported by: dcb210 Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


After upgrading to MacOS X beta 3 in Tiger my Windows XP guest virtual machine gives a blue screen. I tried to enter in Safe Mode, but got blue screen again. Blue screen does not stay up long enough to see error message.


log.txt Download (40.1 KB) - added by memoryhole 10 years ago.

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by memoryhole

I have the same problem. I had an XP guest that worked great in OS X Beta 2, but since upgrading to Beta 3, it won't boot. It gets just as far as putting up the Microsoft logo, then quickly blue-screens and reboots. It won't boot into safe-mode or anything like that. BUT, I can set up a new XP machine and install XP from scratch, and it all works just fine in that case. I'm attaching the log, if that helps.

Changed 10 years ago by memoryhole

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by memoryhole

I figured out the problem! I played around with some of the "Advanced" settings, and as soon as I changed the IDE Controller Type from PIIX4 to PIIX3, my old WindowsXP image booted without complaint.

Unfortunately, it can't get onto the network... but one problem at a time!.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

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

That's indeed fatal for Windows. It doesn't like any changes to the IDE controller. I assume the original reporter has the same problem. If not, please reopen.

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