VirtualBox

Ticket #4887 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Graphical corruption and freeze in Windows 7 Guest

Reported by: steppres Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.4 Keywords: windows 7, freeze, crash, hang
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: other

Description

Windows 7 guest on any host OS using VirtualBox 3.0.4 will intermittently freeze and display graphical corruption onscreen. Resetting the VM will cause it BSOD during boot. The VM must be turned off and on again to regain operational status.

Attachments

vbox.png Download (20.4 KB) - added by steppres 5 years ago.
Example of corrupted graphics on guest freeze.
VBox.log Download (51.6 KB) - added by steppres 5 years ago.
Log during crash. Crash occurs at 00:05:57.642
9-2-2009 10-33-45 AM.png Download (173.4 KB) - added by johndeu 5 years ago.
Image of corrupt display after running Windows 7 for a couple minutes.
Windows 7 RTM-2009-09-02-10-31-43 Download (36.0 KB) - added by johndeu 5 years ago.
Log file - crash is at 00:07:58.456
W2K8R2_VBox.log Download (91.2 KB) - added by mohnid 5 years ago.
Windows 2008 Server R2 freeze log

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by steppres

Example of corrupted graphics on guest freeze.

Changed 5 years ago by steppres

Log during crash. Crash occurs at 00:05:57.642

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Xing

Also occurs with Windows 2008 R2 64 guest OS

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

Does reducing the nr of virtual CPUs to 1 fix the problem?

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 ; follow-up: ↓ 6 Changed 5 years ago by steppres

Replying to sandervl73:

Does reducing the nr of virtual CPUs to 1 fix the problem?

Yes, I've reduced the CPU count to 1, also turned off IO APIC, PAE/NX, VT-x/AMD-V and Nested Paging in various combinations, but it still occurs. I've also noticed the same thing in my Vista SP2 guest too. The only thing that seems to stop it occurring is reverting to the Standard VGA driver that Windows provides.

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 5 years ago by johndeu

I'm having this exact same issue if you need more log files.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 5 years ago by johndeu

Replying to johndeu:

I'm having this exact same issue if you need more log files.

Seems to always report this at the point of freeze. Display::handleDisplayResize(): uScreenId = 0, pvVRAM=000000000a880000 w=1024 h=768 bpp=0 cbLine=0x400 VBVA: Disabled.

Changed 5 years ago by johndeu

Image of corrupt display after running Windows 7 for a couple minutes.

Changed 5 years ago by johndeu

Log file - crash is at 00:07:58.456

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 5 years ago by steppres

Replying to steppres:

Replying to sandervl73:

Does reducing the nr of virtual CPUs to 1 fix the problem?

Yes, I've reduced the CPU count to 1, also turned off IO APIC, PAE/NX, VT-x/AMD-V and Nested Paging in various combinations, but it still occurs. I've also noticed the same thing in my Vista SP2 guest too. The only thing that seems to stop it occurring is reverting to the Standard VGA driver that Windows provides.

I'd like to clarify that the only remedy is using Safe Mode. The guest will BSOD even when using the Standard VGA driver.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by johndeu

Switching to a single CPU has made things more stable for me. I have a guest that has run for almost 24 hours now.

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by mohnid

Same Error occurs on Windows 2008 Server R2 Guest with vbox 3.0.6 on Windows 2008 Server host. I didn't have this problem on a Windows 2008 Server guest.

Changed 5 years ago by mohnid

Windows 2008 Server R2 freeze log

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