Ticket #6268 (closed defect: fixed)
Windows XP host is acting like the CTRL key is constantly being pressed
|Reported by:||wec777||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.1.4||Keywords:||acting like CTRL key pressed|
Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
Been using VirtualBox for many months... maybe years. I usually upgrade a few weeks after an update comes out so that others get the chance to guinea pig; I'm a lazy sysad - in other words a good one 8) - & try to minimize my troubles in order to maximize my productivity.
Speaking of troubles, for at least 4 months or so the various versions of VB have had a weird bug where most of the time (I'd say about 70%) after using the guest OS for a few minutes to a few hours, my host OS's (Win XP SP3 Home, Pro & MCE, Vista - yes I've tried them all) start freaking out and acting as though I'm holding down the CTRL key, which I'm not.
The guest OS seems to be working fine though, whether Ubuntu, Windows XP or Vista. Usually I have Guest Additions installed but not always.
I've tried Googling the issue and came up with trouble ticket 3117, but it only applies to a glitch in Linux host OS - not Windows host OS. I also tried searching the forums but the search feature appears to be broken.
Sorry to lay this on y'all. You guyz (non-gender-specific) are doin' a great job and I hate to complain but this error puts a real damper on my productivity as I'm not able to use my host OS again without rebooting. I have to wait until my guest system's installing/updating/syspreping/etc. is finished and sometimes that can mean hours until I'm back up and running; yuck! Anyway, any assist would be apprish'd.