Ticket #14766 (new defect)

Opened 4 years ago

VirtualBox breaks USB Drives Permanently Connected

Reported by: Master VB Guru Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 5.0.6
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


I have a Western Digital MyBook 2TB Drive that I have permanently attached to a USB port on my machine.

When I install VirtualBox 5.x, everytime I login to Windows 10 (Administrator account as well as user account with Admin Privileges) and double-click on the drive's folders (i.e. attempting to "drill down" into sub-folders on the drive), I get the message "Device is not ready".

I have to physically unplug the drive from the USB port and plug it back in again in order to get it to work.

When I restored my Windows 10 system from a system image prior to installing VirtualBox 5.x, the problem went away.

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