Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#4656 reopened defect

USB device is busy with a previous request

Reported by: Clodoaldo Pinto Neto Owned by:
Component: USB Version: VirtualBox 3.0.2
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by aeichner)

Windows XP host and Fedora 11 guest. After a crash while transferring a huge amount of files between the pen drive and the Fedora guest, the pen drive becomes unavailable. When clicking Devices -> USB Devices -> Device Name this message is shown:

"Failed to attach the USB device xxx to the virtual machine Fedora 11 USB device xxx with UUID yyy is busy with a previous request. Please try again later.


Result Code: E_INVALIDARG (0x80070057) Component: HostUSBDevice Interface: IHostUSBDevice {173b4b44-d268-4334-a00d-b6521c9a740a} Callee: IConsole {0a51994b-cbc6-4686-94eb-d4e4023280e2} "

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Change History (8)

by Clodoaldo Pinto Neto, 14 years ago

Attachment: usb_error.PNG added

Error dialog box image

comment:1 by Abhay Kedia, 14 years ago

As I posted in the forums, I was having this exact problem. Solved it by disabling USB 2.0 or EHCI support in BIOS and everything works now. May be USB 2.0 support is not perfect in Virtualbox?

comment:2 by rolando, 14 years ago

disabiling USB 2.0 in the virtualbox or in the mainboard bios native???

comment:3 by Abhay Kedia, 14 years ago

You have to disable USB 2.0 in the mainboard's BIOS.

comment:4 by kmose, 10 years ago

5 years later, this "USB device is busy with a previous request" is still a problem and happens to me constantly. The only way to resolve it involves rebooting (either or both) my guest and host machines. I see threads all over the internet about this problem with no resolution. In my case I am using Windows 7 x86 with VirtualBox 4.3.10.

Is this ever going to be fixed?

comment:5 by aeichner, 7 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: obsolete
Status: newclosed

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

comment:6 by efraim, 6 years ago

Resolution: obsolete
Status: closedreopened

The error still occurs with VirtualBox 5.1.26

comment:7 by efraim, 6 years ago

Turned out the issue is bug #11251

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