Ticket #233 (closed defect: duplicate)
Write-through VDI disk - "Delayed Write Failed" errors in XP
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Host: Ubuntu 6.06 Guest: Windows XP Home SP2 VDI file: 4GB fixed-size, set as write-through
Installing XP guest from scratch ends up in "Delayed Write Failed" errors during the install process.
If the VDI is created as "normal", the XP install goes fine as usual. But as soon the VDI is set to "write-through", the same errors start to occur every 2 or 3 minutes and make it impossible to install any other large software
Disabling the cache in XP (Explorer/right click on disk C: / Properties / Policies ) doesn't help.
Didn't try the set VBOX_DISABLE_HOST_DISK_CACHE=1 trick as this applies theorically to iSCSI targets.