Windows XP cannot boot natively after installation of Guest Additions (BSOD during boot)
|Reported by:||Christian Marquardt||Owned by:|
|Component:||guest additions||Version:||VirtualBox 4.0.6|
|Guest type:||Windows||Host type:||other|
I have successfully managed to run Windows XP Home / SP3 from a raw partition within Virtual Box on an OpenSUSE 10.3 Linux host. Without Guest Additions installed, the windows installation can be booted both natively as well as in a virtual machine.
Once the Guest Additions are installed, booting natively fails. Immediately after showing the initial Windows splash screen, the mouse pointer appears in the center of the black screen, and the machine locks up completely. The keyboard doesn't react at all; doing a CTRL-ALT-DEL, for example, doesn't work.
I have further managed to reproduce the problem by simply installing the Guest Additions into the natively running Windows (from a CD-Rom that contains the Guest Additions). Installation apparently proceeds without problems (no warnings or error messages), but the machine freezes up at the next native boot as described above. Booting into the virtual machine is fine (and the Guest Additions work properly).
In both cases, the windows Windows installation boots natively again after the Guest Additions have been uninstalled, e.g. from within a virtual machine. On the first native boot of the Windows installation, some device drivers are apparently reinstalled (Graphics and Mouse, I think).
If a native boot has failed with the Guest Additions installed, all Linux partitions (extfs3) are checked during the next Linux boot because of not being unmounted properly, although the previous Linux shutdown proceeded without problems. The NTFS partition holding the Windows install is also flagged as being not clean (an ntfs-3g mount has to be forced, for example, and during a boot into a virtual machine the Windows installation starts up with offering to boot into previous configurations or a safe mode).
Hardware: Samsung X20 laptop with an Intel i915 Graphics chip set, a single SATA drive holding several partitions, the first one being used for the Windows installation.
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|Summary:||Windows XP cannot boot natively after installation of Guest Additions (black screen of death during boot) → Windows XP cannot boot natively after installation of Guest Additions (BSOD during boot)|