Ticket #1407 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

VirtualBox takes 100% CPU Usage

Reported by: dc-16 Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 1.5.6
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


When I try to load any operating system on to VirtualBox (in this case, Windows 98SE) it takes 100% of my CPU usage, redering my PC totally unstable and non-usable. I doubt it is my PC Spces which is causing this problem.

Windows XP Professional SP2; Pentium 4HT 3.0GHz; 768MB RAM; 256MB Graphics; 80GB HDD;

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by frank

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

This is not your PC but the guest which is causing this problem. Windows 98 does not call the processor hlt instruction when idle. Instead it loops waiting for events. Every modern operating system calls hlt to reduce the power consumption. There are applications available for Win98 which achieve the same, just google a little bit. Or look here:

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