Opened 15 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#5944 closed defect (obsolete)

Windows 7 "Cannot access kernel driver / Windows XP spawning session"

Reported by: Juergen Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 3.1.2
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by aeichner)

Installed VBox 3.1.2 56127 on Windows 7 Home host

  • created empty new Maschine for Windows XP SP3
  • nearly default options / except for paths to storage location and increased ram setting
  • simply tried to start the machine with XP installation media inserted physically
  • immediately after starting ".. cannot access kernel driver .."
  • separate popup "Windows XP spawning session" ... to be killed by taskmanager.
  • Virtualbox itself then was shut down regulary by Close button


Change History (6)

comment:1 by Juergen, 15 years ago

Windows 7 Home 32-bit version

comment:2 by Frank Mehnert, 15 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Summary: Virtualbox 3.1.2-56127Win "Cannot access kernel driver / Windows XP spawning session"Windows 7 "Cannot access kernel driver / Windows XP spawning session"

comment:3 by Technologov, 14 years ago

Do you run any other virtualization software in parallel? VirtualPC/ XP Mode ?


comment:4 by Juergen, 14 years ago

Too long ago,

I am not really sure, wether we tried VMLight before or after Virtualbox. If before, we deinstalled it, I can assure you. We didnt run both simultaneously.

But its too long ago now to tell the installation order VMLight or Virtualbox.

Thank you for your interest. juergen

comment:5 by lobo, 14 years ago


I have the same problem...

"Cannot access kernel driver"

I installed the latest version of VirtualBox, (no errors) when I try to create a new Virtual Machine I get this error "Cannot access kernel driver"

when I boot the same Computer with Ubuntu... VirtualBox works fine. So I think Hardware is OK

what can I do now??

comment:6 by aeichner, 8 years ago

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

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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