Ticket #1158 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 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 9 years ago.

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comment:1 Changed 9 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 9 years ago by memoryhole

comment:2 Changed 9 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 9 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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