Ticket #2882 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Windows XP converted from VMWare Freezes with SATA Disk Attached

Reported by: kronenpj Owned by:
Priority: major Component: virtual disk
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


This is a little complicated and may be related to either bug #2282 or bug #2261 or none at all. Here's the situation:

I have a VMWare Windows XP guest converted and running in VB on 3 IDE disks. I've installed the Intel Matrix SATA drivers (v8.6.0.1007) and several other previous versions. The SATA controller is seen and everything behaves as long as no disks are connected to the virtual SATA controller.

When I connect a 2GB, VB-created disk formatted with NTFS, the guest OS never fully boots. By never fully boots, I mean it goes as far as displaying the XP logo with the slider graphic moving and never progresses to the login screen. It was formatted as an IDE disk originally and re-connected to the SATA 0 port.

I've done a fresh install with IDE, installed the Intel drivers and have been able to reconnect the disk as SATA and it's working happily. So I know the drivers and disks work. I was also able to see and use the 2GB disk mentioned above. I've captured IDE-only and IDE with SATA logs and attached them here. What other information can I give to make this bug useful?


WinXP_IDE.log Download (43.4 KB) - added by kronenpj 9 years ago.
IDE-only boot, everything normal.
WinXP_SATA.log Download (56.7 KB) - added by kronenpj 9 years ago.
IDE + SATA disks. - Never prompts to login.

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by kronenpj

IDE-only boot, everything normal.

Changed 9 years ago by kronenpj

IDE + SATA disks. - Never prompts to login.

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by kronenpj

I should also mention that I noticed the SATA disks never completed the bus RESET that the IDE disks did. This RESET is performed on the newly built system that's now running on SATA.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by kronenpj

I've been a little more attentive to the goings on with this VM recently. I noticed that the freeze occurs immediately after mouse integration mode is enabled by the guest utilities. It's not consistent and it only seems to happen on this VM. I'll keep tweaking it to see if there's an odd combination of things starting up.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by kronenpj

I understand that this is probably not the right forum for this problem, but I'm open to suggestions as to another forum where someone might be able to help with this. I'm not a heavy-duty Windows hacker, but I've managed to crash and restore this XP box more than I'd care to admit trying to figure out exactly what is causing these problems... Thanks!

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by kronenpj

I've upgraded to VirtualBox v2.2.2 and the latest version of the Intel Matrix drivers and it finally works. Thanks all!

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by aeichner

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