Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#13367 closed defect (fixed)

[FIXED IN SVN] VirtualBox 4.3.16 got stuck when running any VM while previous versions were good

Reported by: VMAle Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 4.3.16
Keywords: VirtualBox 4.3.16 Hang Stuck Not Able to Run VM Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Windows


After updating to release 4.3.16 VirtualBox got stuck when running any VM (Windwos 7-8.1-XP, Linux). I found No way to kill VirtualBox processes, even windows restart was not successful and I had to hardware reset the PC. This was the first time I found an issue with VirtualBox (also the first time I had to HW reset the PC that is really stable). I roll back to release 4.3.12 that was and still is perfectly stable. Also release 4.3.14 was working but I decided to skip it because of the conflict with antivirus (not seen on my PC with Avast but found on my notebook with Symantec EP).

PC details: Windows 7 64-bit Pro En, i7-3770k, z77, 16GB RAM, AMD HD7850, Avast Antivirus

VM Details: Guest Windows Xp-7-8.1 32-bit, 2/3 GB RAM, 4 CPU, Addons 4.12 installed

Change History (6)

comment:1 by smilzo, 10 years ago

With 4.3.16 my virtual machines do not start, stuck on "Creating process for virtual machine xxx (GUI/QT) ... (1/2)"

OS: Windows 7 Pro 64bit. AntiVirus: Avast free

Replaced Avast with Comodo Antivirus and works fine. Before full O.S. reinstall, with avast installation, 4.3.14 was not working with Comodo, but solved with 4.3.15 update.

comment:2 by Carlos Castaneda, 10 years ago

I can confirm the very same behaviour with Avast. VirtualBox got stuck and the only way was to hard reset machine.

OS: Win7 Home Ed SP1 all updates Avast: latest Edition 2014.9.0.2021 VirtualBox 4.3.12 worked fine, 4.3.14 and 4.3.16 didn't.

Replaced Avast with Avira and VirtualBox 4.3.16 no works fine.

comment:3 by fcporto, 10 years ago

I too have this problem with version 4.3.16 running on window 7 x64, but not when i downgrade to version 4.3.12. I also have avast AV running.

Is there a solution other than running 4.3.12?

Also, i am able to stop the process virtualbox.exe, which in turn prevents windows from shutting down properly; i'm forced to do a hard reset (this only happens after i try to run a VM).

comment:4 by fcporto, 10 years ago

The latest build (Windows, r96235 or VirtualBox-4.3.17-96235-Win) worked for me; i was able to start the VMs without any issues.

THX :)

Running windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 with Avast AV

comment:5 by bird, 10 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
Summary: VirtualBox 4.3.16 got stuck when running any VM while previous versions were good[FIXED IN SVN] VirtualBox 4.3.16 got stuck when running any VM while previous versions were good

This problem has been fixed in SVN. The test build includes the fix.

We'll publishing 4.3.18 pretty soon to formally address this issue.

comment:6 by dgc, 9 years ago

This was fixed, but broke again in 4.3.20, with Symantec

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