Opened 15 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#5286 closed defect (fixed)

Cannot start VM after Windows Update

Reported by: Sam Morris Owned by:
Component: network Version: VirtualBox 3.0.8
Keywords: dataloss Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows


While my virtual machine was running, Windows Update upgraded the driver for my ethernet interface.

I then suspended the VM and shut the machine down.

Now that I have booted back up, I am unable to start the VM, and because the VM is suspended, I am unable to access its settings! My only option is to throw away my work by discarding!

Failed to start the virtual machine wintermute.

VM cannot start because the host interface 'Realtek RTL8186C(P)/8111(P) Family PCI-E GBE NIC' does not exist.


Result Code: VBOX_E_HOST_ERROR (0x80BB0008) Component: Console Interface: IConsole {0a51994b-cbc6-4686-94eb-d4e4023280e2}

Change History (4)

comment:1 by gimel, 14 years ago

Confirmed and it's a pain in ... :-(

One solution would be if VB could use the interface name not its type.

comment:2 by gimel, 14 years ago

"name" means, the name you can change in Windows. Doing this, one could rename the interface and fix the situation.

comment:3 by Sam Morris, 13 years ago

It would be better if it disabled the virtual network adapter instead of refusing to start the VM at all.

comment:4 by Frank Mehnert, 13 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This issue should be fixed in VBox 4.0.4. In case the network interface does not exist anymore, the user is still able to resume the VM and can change the network attachment.

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