Ticket #11617 (new defect)
Windows Delayed Write Failed
|Reported by:||usdy||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.2.8||Keywords:||dataloss mft bluescreen|
During my work, Windows XP as a guest comes with a yellow exclamation mark in the tray and a balloon tip saying:
Windows – Delayed Write Failed: Windows was unable to save all the data for the file C:\$Mft. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere. Panically, I try to save some data, but can't access them at all.
After a reboot, I receive a blue screen saying:
The drive is not startable anymore.
I had this before already since I guess 4.2.4 or so. Once the message came up, several data in the guest were unaccessible. I deleted the VDI file and restored a backup file, creating a new machine and mounted the VDI as master. A while it's always doing a good job, but after 1-2 weeks, problem's back.
This time, I'll keep the VDI file for further investigation, if someone needs more info. Don't know if a bluescreen will help anyway. Now I'm going up to 4.2.10. I'll restore my backup VDI and try it again and again and again until that's fixed.