Ticket #6268 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Windows XP host is acting like the CTRL key is constantly being pressed

Reported by: wec777 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.4 Keywords: acting like CTRL key pressed
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

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.


Change History

comment:1 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 8 years ago by wec777

Actually, it's more like the CTRL key in the host OS is constantly being "held down", rather than (repeatedly) being pressed; sorry for any confusion.

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 8 years ago by frank

Please attach a VBox.log file of such a VM session after the guest started to freak out thinking the CTRL key is pressed.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 8 years ago by wec777

Actually, it's the HOST operating system that is freaking out and acting like it's CTRL key is being held down. Do you still want a log file?

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by frank


comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Description modified (diff)

No response, closing.

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