Ticket #6246 (closed defect: duplicate)
XP guest freezing for two to three seconds at a time
|Reported by:||DK707||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.1.4||Keywords:||freezing, hanging, freeze, hang|
After installing VirtualBox 3.1.4 I have started to experience freezing of my XP guest for durations of one to two seconds at a time. The freezing most often occurs when quickly manipulating directories/files in Window's explorer. It also happens on regular occasion when quickly responding to system dialog boxes. The problem does not occur when I am working within an application so long as I don't bring up a system dialog box.
Example 1: If I open "MY Computer" and click on the "My Documents" link, the system will pause for a two or so seconds and then open the folder. If I then quickly move my mouse over the back button it will take a couple seconds before the back button changes appearance to indicate that my mouse is over-top the control. If I click before getting this visual feedback the system will ignore my mouse input.
Example 2: If I open Wordpad, type some text, and then close the application the system will bring up a dialog box asking me if I want to save changes to the document. If I quickly attempt to press NO the guest will freeze for a second or two and then the application will exit. If I allow the dialog box to remain on the screen for a few seconds before I click, the application will exit immediately as desired.
This freezing bug is definitely being caused by version VirtualBox 3.1.4. If I re-install 3.1.2 the problem goes away entirely and the system is very responsive to user input.
I have tried disabling Guest additions, disabling VT-x, disconnecting the Network, etc. None of these changes seem to have any effect on the freezing issue.
FYI: My host is running Fedora 12 64 bit on an Core i7 processor. The output of uname -r is :126.96.36.199-174.2.19.fc12.x86_64