Ticket #7683 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Windows could not stop the VirtualBox Guest Additions Service

Reported by: grahamperrin Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Mac OS X

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)


VirtualBox 3.2.10 r66523 Windows XP guest


Whilst experimenting with possible workarounds to #5266

  • Start menu
  • My Computer | right click
  • Manage
  • expand Services and Applications
  • select Services
  • click to maximise the window
  • click the scroll bar, drag down until VirtualBox Guest Additions Service is visible
  • select VirtualBox Guest Additions Service | right click
  • Restart



Windows could not stop the VirtualBox Guest Additions Service service on Local Computer Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by grahamperrin

Replying to quantsuff:

Now Service Manager shows it as having no Status (not running) and your only option is now Start the Service

Click Start the service. It appears to start …

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by grahamperrin

Without restarting the Windows XP guest, subsequent attempts to restart VirtualBox Guest Additions Service seem to be fine; the restarts occur quickly, and no error is presented.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by frank

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