VirtualBox

Ticket #3322 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

win2000 VM cannot start anymore after uninstall of guestadditions

Reported by: jos_dk Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

I have a working win2000 guest, but it has the problem of not remembering the window geometry when the VM is closed down and started again. I know there are related tickets for this issue, and this should be solved by upgrading to a recent version of the guestadditions.

However, this seems not possible for me. After uninstalling the guestadditions the installer insists on rebooting the win2000 guest, which cannot startup again and either crashes or hangs during the win2000 startup stage.

I am running: -virtualbox version 2.1.2 -an old Innotek version of the guestadditons, version 1.5.6r28241 -win2000 with all updates untill today (11-feb-2009)

How should I solve this without reinstalling the win2000 and all my apps again?

Attachments

VBox.log.1 Download (42.0 KB) - added by jos_dk 5 years ago.
The logfile when the win2000 still worked (instance in which I uninstalled the guestadditions, and then tried to reboot)
VBox.log Download (53.8 KB) - added by jos_dk 5 years ago.
The logfile when the win2000 crashed (while rebooting after I uninstalled the guestadditions)
broken_win2000_vm.png Download (19.3 KB) - added by jos_dk 5 years ago.
This is what the VM displays when trying to boot a broken win2000 installation
broken_safe_mode.png Download (21.3 KB) - added by jos_dk 5 years ago.
Also booting in safe-mode gives the same error
safe_mode_final_error.png Download (15.3 KB) - added by jos_dk 5 years ago.
finally after a long time this runtime error occurs
new_win2000_install.png Download (31.5 KB) - added by jos_dk 5 years ago.
This is how win2000 appears during the setup stage, just after installing a fresh copy (so without any guest additions).
VBox.log.new_win2000_install_at_moment_of_snapshot Download (44.6 KB) - added by jos_dk 5 years ago.
This is a copy of the logfile at the moment the above snapshot was taken (so during the setup of win2000 directly after doing a fresh install)

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by jos_dk

The logfile when the win2000 still worked (instance in which I uninstalled the guestadditions, and then tried to reboot)

Changed 5 years ago by jos_dk

The logfile when the win2000 crashed (while rebooting after I uninstalled the guestadditions)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by jos_dk

Here are some screendumps of the error that occurrs.

Changed 5 years ago by jos_dk

This is what the VM displays when trying to boot a broken win2000 installation

Changed 5 years ago by jos_dk

Also booting in safe-mode gives the same error

Changed 5 years ago by jos_dk

finally after a long time this runtime error occurs

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by jos_dk

In addition to the above mentioned issue:

I tried to do a fresh install of win2000 within VirtualBox v2.1.4 and this works, but shows the same type of scrambled graphical screens during the install stage and when running win2000. However, no win2000 does not crash, and allows to install a recent version of the GuestAdditions. Still these graphical problems that occur before installing the guestadditions seem a serious bug in VirtualBox to me.

Changed 5 years ago by jos_dk

This is how win2000 appears during the setup stage, just after installing a fresh copy (so without any guest additions).

Changed 5 years ago by jos_dk

This is a copy of the logfile at the moment the above snapshot was taken (so during the setup of win2000 directly after doing a fresh install)

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Technologov

I was able to install and uninstall Guest Additions on Win2000 VM. VM remained perfectly bootable.

VBox 2.2.2

-Technologov

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Thanks for the feedback. I therefore will close this bug as resolved. jos_dk, please make sure to test this with VirtualBox 2.2.2 (and 2.2.2 guest additions) before you consider to reopen this ticket.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by jos_dk

Hi,

thanks for your effort on this one. I think it has to do with the ancient version of the guest additions that I had installed on this wind2000 (it was v1.5.6). I realise that any upgrades or bugfixes to the current guest additions will not fix my old problem. Meanwhile I have created a new win2000 install on VirtualBox v2.2.0 with matching guest additions, and reinstalled my applications. I tried upgrading to VirtualBox v2.2.2 and guest additions v2.2.2, and this works just fine. So I agree the ticket can be closed.

best regards,

Jos.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

Please Close as FIXED.

-Technologov

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by sandervl73

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