Ticket #9605 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

System HDD on AHCI SATA disappears on Windows XP guest without BSOD when changing virtio driver

Reported by: arcivanov Owned by:
Component: virtual disk Version: VirtualBox 4.1.2
Keywords: sata hdd disappear virtio driver windows guest linux Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Mac OS X

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)


Fedora 15 x86_64

Linux #1 SMP Tue Aug 30 14:38:32 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Guest: Windows XP 32bit SP3, latest updates

Guest configuration:

Chipset: ICH9 Primary Disk: SATA AHCI 1 Port, *no* host I/O cache, *raw* disk. Network: paravirt

How to reproduce:

1) Download latest KVM virtio driver ( 2) Mount ISO to DVD-ROM for Windows Guest 3) Update Ethernet adapter driver


Primary guest disk disappears from the list of devices entirely. Windows does *NOT* BSOD, starts reporting failed delayed writes and slowly becomes completely unusable with every process eventually requiring disk access failing. Guest cannot shutdown by itself and has to be powered off.

This is reproducible every time.


Local WinXP-2011-09-15-17-02-30.log Download (95.9 KB) - added by arcivanov 11 years ago.

Change History

Changed 11 years ago by arcivanov

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by arcivanov

Please make a correction - host type should be "Linux".

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by arcivanov

Same bug persists in 4.1.4.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by frank

Is it reproducible if you switch the chipset from ICH9 to PIIX3?

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Squall Leonhart

reproducible on windows 7 with a windows XP guest, ICH9 and PIIX3 both affected.

Reproduction is as simple as opening device manager and selecting the action "Scan for hardware changes"

in some instances the VM just guest process just automatically closes

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by frank

  • Description modified (diff)

Please disable page fusion -- still reproducible?

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by Squall Leonhart

if you can point out where such a setting is, i will disable it.

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by Squall Leonhart

ah, nope. didn't help.

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by frank

Could you attach a VBox.log file of the VM with page fusion disabled?

comment:9 Changed 11 years ago by Squall Leonhart

Frank, this appears to be the same problem as

i think we should merge these and follow up with the older of the two?

comment:10 Changed 10 years ago by frank

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

Right, thanks for pointing out.

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