Ticket #3939 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

blue screen on winxp if vmware is installed

Reported by: robertr64 Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 2.2.2
Keywords: XP Blue screen, slow XP Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux


I run VirtualBox configured to use VMWare-style physical disk partitions, one each for Windows and Linux, so I can switch back and forth with one as the host and one as guest. Generally it works well, but on the XP side, if VMWare is installed, I get a blue screen shortly after boot-up after it tries to load the c:\windows\system32\vmx86.sys driver. If I rename this driver, it boots up ok, but VirtualBox is very slow on the XP side compared with VMWare. Linux works fine and other OSes such as Beos seem to run at normal speed, or slightly slower than VMWare.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by aeichner

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

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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