Ticket #2231 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

WinXP x64 Start Menu Freezes

Reported by: jgraves71 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


Host: Kubuntu Hardy, Kernel: 2.6.24-19, Processor: AMD Opteron 1222, Motherboard: Tyan S2925 (Tomcat n3400B), Physical Memory: 4GB, Video Memory: 512MB,

Virtualbox: xVM 2.0.2-36488_Ubuntu_hardy, Guest: Windows XP Professional x64, Base Memory: 1024MB, Video Memory: 64MB, ACPI: Enabled, IO APIC: Enabled, VT-x/AMD-v: Enabled,

When I click on the Start Menu it displays under intensified and all Start Menu functions are froze for a couple minutes. When it finally displays properly and I choose a sub menu it does the same thing with the sub menu. After I use the Start Menu once it freezes up totally until I reboot. Everything else on the desktop works fine (i.e My Computer, My Documents). Yesterday when I first installed VirtualBox the mouse was jerky when selecting Start Menu items. After installing Service Pack 2 the menu started freezing.

Today I completely removed Virtualbox (partitions, everything) and performed a fresh install. The same problem still exists. I believe the problem might have something to do with the guest additions because I was able to access the start menu before I installed the guest additions. After I installed the guest additions it showed up. As soon as I opened a sub menu (i.e. Control Panel) the start menu becomes under intensified and freezes.

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by MRutecki

I have similar problem:

Host type: Debian GNU/Linux (on laptop and PC)

Guest type: Windows XP (laptop and PC) and MS Vista (PC)

Virtualbox: 2.0.2

Two different machines and operating systems (Vista and XP). I observed:

  1. booting Debian
  2. booting XP/Vista under VirtualBox
  3. Click Start menu -> guest systems freeze. Don't work "reset" from Virtualbox window menu. I must close window with guest system.
  4. boot XP/Vista again, then works OK until I shutdown XP/Vista _and_ reboot Debian

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by MRutecki


I forgot, I use 32 bit version.


When guest freezes (but IMO problem only concern display/refresh of guest screen) I choose: Menu->Machine->Close...->Save the machine state.

After I resume guest system and all works OK, until next reboot/shutdown of host.

I dont' know why it helps

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Nephom

I have similiar problem: Host type: Debian GNU/Linux(on laptop) Guest type: Windows XP 32bit Virtualbox 2.0.2(XP image create on 1.6.x)

  1. booting Debian in Kernel 2.6.24. 2.booting XP under Virtualbox
  2. guest system freeze...
  3. reset buttom doesn't work, and close window to run it again, then it's OK.

Sometimes guest system network will not work.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Please could you attach a VBox.log file of a session after such a freeze occurred?

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by MRutecki

Log when freeze ocurred:

Log, when I closed the guest window and start guest again (works OK):

Changed 10 years ago by MRutecki

Changed 10 years ago by MRutecki

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by MRutecki

This bug seems be the same as #2247 and probably virtualbox 2.0.4 is OK

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by frank

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

You are right, the log files confirm your presumption. Closing this one.

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