Ticket #8991 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Virtualbox breaks virtual machines if the host dies unexpectedly

Reported by: smeezekitty Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


If a virtual machine is running and the host shuts down unexpectedly from processor overheating, BSoD or power failure, about 50% of the time, it breaks the VM. It breaks the actual settings file and not the HD image. Sometimes it shows

Could not load the settings file 'C:\Users\XXXX\.VirtualBox\Machines\Debian\Debian.xml'. Premature end of data in tag VirtualBox line 3. Location: 'C:\Users\XXXX\.VirtualBox\Machines\Debian\Debian.xml', line 77 (3), column 5. Result Code: VBOX_E_XML_ERROR (0x80BB000A) Component: VirtualBox Interface: IVirtualBox {3f4ab53a-199b-4526-a91a-93ff62e456b8}

And sometimes it hangs for no apparent reason when trying to start of modify the VM. I can create a new VM with similar settings and reattach the disk image and it works fine but this is an annoyance. The VMs seem excessively fragile. BTW I just realized I am using a very old version.

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