Opened 17 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#504 closed defect (fixed)

network driver vista

Reported by: jarre Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 1.4.0
Keywords: vista network Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


hi i have on xp pro host install vista ultimate, but no networkink ok i see in forum wher to find driver, i try to install and vista freez ! i reapet and again does not help after restrt the driver is installet but vista say the driver is not acctive ! any help ? thanks jarre

Change History (4)

comment:1 by jhoover, 17 years ago

I'm running a fresh Kubuntu 7.04 install with all the latest kernel upgrades since 2007-07-21. I then installed VirtualBox 1.4 using the Debian repository. I was able to successfully install Vista Home Premium in VirtualBox but am having the same network driver issue referenced in this issue. I've followed the directions in the user manual under troubleshooting Vista guest networking and I consistently get Vista freezing up during the drive install. When I reboot Vista the Device Manager shows the AMD PCNET family ethernet adapter but with an error. The details on the error are:

This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

The driver that is being used according to details on the driver is: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\PCNTPCI5.sys

I've tried removing the network device, restarting windows in safe mode with networking but get the same results. Windows goes to install the driver and then freezes about 5 seconds in.

comment:2 by jhoover, 17 years ago

And, of course, after adding comments to this issue, I think I figured out a way around the problem.

First, I should mention that my only active network connection right now is through a standard intel proset wifi card in my laptop. This is eth1 on my laptop.

In order to get Vista to install the network driver without freezing up, I had to set the VirtualBox network to "Detached" and "Connected" NOT checked. I then started up Vista, followed the steps to install the network driver from the VirtualBox user manual and everything went fine. I then shutdown Vista, changed the settings in VirtualBox for my network adapter to use "NAT" and to be connected. Then I booted up Vista and now have network connectivity from the Vista guest.

comment:3 by Sander van Leeuwen, 17 years ago

priority: blockercritical

comment:4 by Sander van Leeuwen, 16 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

That was most likely fixed in 1.5.2. Reopen if that's not the case.

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