Ticket #5950 (closed defect: fixed)
Windows Guest - changed number of processors - crashes at boot
|Reported by:||rbroadbr||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.1.2||Keywords:||windows guest processors boot crash|
I run a Windows XP Pro guest in a Linux host with VB 3.1.2. Recently I've begun to have regular crashes everytime the guest boots. Once past the Windows splash screen I get a blue screen of death and the Windows reboots, ad infinitum. If I shut down the Vbox during the boot process when restarted Windows offers me the choice to boot at last good configuration. This works until I try to shut down. Shutting down brings me to a reboot and the process starts all over again.
A colleague has suggested that the problem is that I recently tried increasing the number of processors used by the XP guest to more than 1 in the Vbox settings. He remembers reading a post in the forums that explains this is a big mistake and that to fix this a couple of DLLs have to be replaced in the XP guest.
I've spent some time searching the forums and have found related topics but nothing that covers this explicitly. Does anyone remember a "bug" resolution or a forum post that deals with this problem ? Thanks, Rich