VirtualBox

Ticket #9900 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 19 months ago

Computer hangs running Windows XP guest

Reported by: didierg Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

My host configuration is the following:

  • Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5 mother board with AMD Phenom II X4 945 Processor
  • Gigabyte ATI HD4650 graphic board
  • Fedora 3.1.1-1.fc16.x86_64

My guest configuration is the following :

  • Windows XP 32 bits SP3

I use the virtual host mostly for videoconferencing with Microsoft USB webcam.

Until few months ago, this configuration worked fine but now I experience hangs. When a hang occurs, both guest and host are affected and I have to do a hardware reset. Of course, If I have Linux applications opened on host, I lost data from these applications.

I try to run XP with 3D disabled and with both 3D and 2D disabled but hang still occurs.

I run memtest86+ during nights with no error and my systems is rather stable if I dont have virtual machine running.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (72.5 KB) - added by didierg 2 years ago.
Log of VM but without probleme

Change History

Changed 2 years ago by didierg

Log of VM but without probleme

comment:1 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 2 years ago by bmfesta2009

This issue is also impacting me running Windows 7 64-bit guest, but it doesn't matter what version of Windows. 32/64 bit, XP/Vista/7, they all have random hanging. Using no video acceleration reduces the number of hangs, but it still happens.

Replying to didierg:

My host configuration is the following:

  • Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5 mother board with AMD Phenom II X4 945 Processor
  • Gigabyte ATI HD4650 graphic board
  • Fedora 3.1.1-1.fc16.x86_64

My guest configuration is the following :

  • Windows XP 32 bits SP3

I use the virtual host mostly for videoconferencing with Microsoft USB webcam.

Until few months ago, this configuration worked fine but now I experience hangs. When a hang occurs, both guest and host are affected and I have to do a hardware reset. Of course, If I have Linux applications opened on host, I lost data from these applications.

I try to run XP with 3D disabled and with both 3D and 2D disabled but hang still occurs.

I run memtest86+ during nights with no error and my systems is rather stable if I dont have virtual machine running.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by didierg

In my case this problem was due to a bug in AMD Phenom II X4 945 Processor as described in AMD note :

    379 DDR3-1333 Configurations with Two DIMMs per Channel May
    Experience Unreliable Operation

    Description
    In systems with more than one DDR3-1333 unbuffered DIMM on a channel, the processor memory
    subsystem may exhibit unreliable operation over the allowable VDDIO voltage range.
    This erratum does not apply to DDR3-1333 configurations when only one DIMM per channel is
    populated.

    Potential Effect on System
    Memory system failure leading to unpredictable system behavior.

    Suggested Workaround
    In a configuration where two unbuffered DDR3-1333 DIMMs are populated on one channel, BIOS
    should derate DDR3-1333 system memory to 533 MHz operation (DDR3-1066) by setting the
    DRAM Configuration High Register[MemClkFreq] (F2x[1, 0]94[2:0]) to 100b and adjusting
    memory subsystem timing parameters accordingly.

    Fix Planned
    Yes

This note is note longer available on AMD site but is available at  http://bbs.ocer.net/attachment.php?aid=249547&k=abca0d6eecd6ec492b235dcb4a822ce7&t=1322831057&sid=9qqbq5

I removed two DIMMs and it solved my problem.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by frank

  • Description modified (diff)

bmfesta2009, as the problem was a hardware problem for didierg, is this still an issue for you?

comment:4 Changed 19 months ago by frank

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

No response, closing.

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