Ticket #1201 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Installing guest additions on Windows XP seemingly hangs

Reported by: cortana Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: other


When installing the Guest additions (in VirtualBox 1.5.4) on Windows XP, the installer gets to the stage where it prints:

Installing Drivers...
Output folder: C:\Program Files\innotek VirtualBox Guest Additions

Then it appears to hang. However, if the installer window is moved to the side, it is revealed that it is actually awaiting the user to confirm installation of the non-WHQL-approved video driver. This window appears behind the installer window and does not show up on the taskbar--I only noticed it because I accidentally moved the Additions installer window to the side by accident when I meant to move a Windows Update window instead.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to guest additions
  • Guest type changed from other to Windows

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Is this still an issue with current additions (VirtualBox 1.6.4)?

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by prtsoftware

The same thing happens in 2.02 when the installer gets to the point where it says "Installing video driver...".

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by lotuschris

The same thing happens in 2.0.4 as well. After clicking on "Continue Anyway", the installer hangs at the "Installing video driver..." point.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by zaratzara

I'm not sure this is the same issue:

With 2.0.6 - I click on 'Install Guest Additions...' and nothing happens at all. The guest machine is still running and the 'Install Guest Additions...' option is not greyed-out, so I am not certain whether 'hangs' is the right term as nothing has actually happened - I get no feedback, log or prompt - I move the window as described but there is nothing else going on.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by frank

If nothing happens then most probably the autostart function of your guest windows is disabled. Right click on the CDROM icon of your guest and select 'Autostart'.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by snark

I can confirm that this still happens on VirtualBox 2.2.4. Fortunately this ticket told me how to fix it, but it would be nice if the guest additions installer brought the driver signing warning to the front where we can see it...

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by sandervl73

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

I'm not sure if we can do anything about that. It just sometimes happens. I've renamed #4744 to cover WHQL certification of the VirtualBox Windows guest & host drivers.

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