Host OS starvation on Windows XP Host
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In some situations, VirtualBOX uses 100% I/O and CPU power from Host, causing a starvation on the Host OS and making it non-responsive.
Software: Windows XP Pro SP2 Eng (no additional patches), VirtualBox 1.3.2 Full.
Can SLOW down Windows XP host significantly.
I recommend: Autostart CPU Priority must be lowered to "low" instead of "normal".
NOTE: The above helps solve the CPU starvation, but not the I/O starvation which really causes a total halt on the Host system. (intensive RAM/CD-ROM/Network/HDD usage)
Any ideas to solve I/O starvation ?