Ticket #2558 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Windows XP guest crashes once at first startup

Reported by: jbygden Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.4 Keywords: crash startup
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on my work laptop. In VirtualBox 2.0.4 I run Windows XP SP3 as guest.

Every day when I go home I shut down my Windows XP guest, and on first start the next morning it ALWAYS crashes. Any subsequent starts works fine, even if it's shut down properly.

The logs show nothing on why this happens (see attached log-file).

I have been able to create a coredump now.

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 8.10
Release:	8.10
Codename:	intrepid
$ uname -r
$ dpkg -l virtualbox-2.0
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                  Version               Description
ii  virtualbox-2.0        2.0.4-38406_Ubuntu_in Sun xVM VirtualBox


Jonas Bygden <jbygden@…>


VBox.log.1 Download (45.7 KB) - added by jbygden 10 years ago.
Log-file of crashed session

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by jbygden

Log-file of crashed session

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by jbygden

How do I attach the coredump? It's 800MB raw and 183MB gzipped.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

The core dump would be indeed very helpful. Please could you make this core dump somehow available ( and send the address via private E-mail to frank _dot_ mehnert _at_ sun _dot_ com? Thank you!

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

Do you have active shared folder mappings in the XP guest?

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

If you're using shared folders, then upgrade the additions in your VM to 2.0.4 too.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by jbygden

I must have missed that when upgrading to 2.0.4, but I had the exact same problem with 2.0.2 - with the correct version of the guest additions.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by frank

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

Is this bug still present in the last release (2.1.4)? If so, please reopen this bug.

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