Ticket #7594 (closed defect: duplicate)
100% CPU usage in windows XP guest converted from vmware on Ubuntu Lucid host
|Reported by:||arobi||Owned by:|
I am trying out virtualbox with my vmplayer VM (I uninstalled vmware tools before trying in virtualbox). I am using the repository from virtualbox.org to install 3.2 (not the OSE version) on Ubuntu Lucid 10.04. I pointed it to my vmdk file from vmware that use a native hard drive (/dev/sdb), not a virtual disk.
I turned on "Enable IO APIC" and left most of everything else unchanged, except for adding a few shared folders and changed the network to bridged on eth0.
I re-activated the windows OS.
The CPU in windows is a consistent 100% with no changes at all. In the windows task manager, there have been a 3 lower CPU spikes down to ~60% but instantly went back to 100%. The OS is even slow to start, so it does not seem to be a running process. I tried to disable my firewall (norton) and the windows defender with no help. I tried running a dummy virtual box (suggested by hits found via google) with no luck either.
The VM is pretty much useless as it is extremely slow to run anything. In task manager I see taskmgr.exe (ironic that the task manager is eating the CPU isn't it, but if I shut down task manager, the computer is still slow and the host reports the CPU still high) and System taking up the CPU.