Ticket #6706 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Windows XP host freezes consistently

Reported by: lbaca Owned by:
Priority: blocker Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.8 Keywords: freeze
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


I've installed VirtualBox 3.1.8 on Windows XP SP3, and am trying to create a new guest. No matter if the guest is Ubuntu or Oracle Enterprise Linux, 32-bit or 64-bit, the same thing happens: approximately 5-10 seconds after the guest launches (from the OS installation ISO), the host freezes completely, requiring a power cycle. No action on the guest causes this: it doesn't matter if I quickly hit the Enter key to start the Linux installer, or just wait without touching anything, 5-10 seconds later the host will freeze. It will never not freeze.

I tried fully uninstalling VirtualBox and reinstalling again.

My computer is a Dell Latitude D531 laptop, with AMD Turion 64 X2 CPU and 4 GB of RAM.

Log file is attached.


VBox.log Download (32.0 KB) - added by lbaca 8 years ago.
Log after booting Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 installer ISO

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by lbaca

Log after booting Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 installer ISO

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to duplicate

Your BIOS is broken: see #4988

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by lbaca

Thanks. I updated the BIOS to version A09, installed the new VirtualBox 3.2.0, and it worked.

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