Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#15050 reopened defect

Can not connect USB Stick to VM

Reported by: Uti Owned by:
Component: USB Version: VirtualBox 5.0.14
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows


How to reproduce: Starting VM. Plugging in USB Stick. After this the following message appears:

Failed to create a proxy device for the USB device. (Error: VERR_PDM_NO_USB_PORTS).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: ConsoleWrap Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

Change History (7)

comment:1 by Uti, 8 years ago

I forgot to mention the Host is Windows 10 Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.63) Anti Virus is Avast

comment:2 by aeichner, 8 years ago

Please attach a VBox.log of the affected VM. Is this a USB 3.0 stick and on what kind of port is attached on the host (2.0 or 3.0)?

comment:3 by Frank Mehnert, 8 years ago

priority: criticalmajor

comment:4 by Ziginox, 8 years ago

Change the USB controller setting to USB 3.0 (xHCI) in your VM's settings.

comment:5 by aeichner, 6 years ago

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent version of VirtualBox. As the last commenter wrote, for USB3 sticks attached to a USB3 port you need to have the xHCI controller enable in the VM config. As an alternative you can attach the stick to a USB2 port or use an USB2 extension cable to downgrade the USB3 stick to USB2.

comment:6 by Jason D E, 4 years ago

Resolution: worksforme
Status: closedreopened

This is not a worksforme. This is a "work around" This IS a software "bug". Last I knew: USB 3.0 xHCI is not available for commercial use. How do I install xHCI drivers in a Microsoft Windows XP VM?

Please let me know if this should be changed to a feature request.

comment:7 by Lundy, 4 years ago

This bug happens with a mac catalina host too.

I don't have the option to enable USB 3.0 xHCI, so there isn't really any solution. The USB2 workaround is impractical with USB-C ports, and would be too slow anyway.

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