Ticket #5944 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

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

Reported by: kalkzone Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

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

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by kalkzone

Windows 7 Home 32-bit version

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

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

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

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


comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by kalkzone

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 Changed 5 years ago by lobo


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??

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