cannot boot Win7 VM anymore FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.

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cannot boot Win7 VM anymore FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.

Postby Krischu » 6. Dec 2017, 11:51

I'm running 5.1.22 r115126 (Qt5.6.2) presently.

Fired up a Win7 VM just a couple of minutes ago and ran some Windows Updates (since I hadn't it been using for a while). Then I decided to make a snapshot. (the first Snapshot I did ever on this VM).

Got an error message that some device was busy. So I decided to shut down the machine first. Used ACPI shutdown for this.

Then ran the Snapshot. Don't know whether the Snapshot had terminated at the point I tried to start the machine next time. I didn't see any signs that the snapshot was still running, don't know anyway, whether the snapshot prompts back.

Anyway after I tried to start the machine again, I got the error message as shown in the subject:

FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.

What can I do now?

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Christoph

FWIW, I'm adding the recent log excerpt:

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00:00:01.459634 ******************** End of CPUID dump **********************
00:00:01.478683 APIC: fPostedIntrsEnabled=false fVirtApicRegsEnabled=false fSupportsTscDeadline=false
00:00:01.478704 VMEmt: Halt method global1 (5)
00:00:01.478802 VMEmt: HaltedGlobal1 config: cNsSpinBlockThresholdCfg=125000
00:00:01.478825 Changing the VM state from 'CREATING' to 'CREATED'
00:00:01.479178 Changing the VM state from 'CREATED' to 'POWERING_ON'
00:00:01.479330 Changing the VM state from 'POWERING_ON' to 'RUNNING'
00:00:01.479344 Console: Machine state changed to 'Running'
00:00:01.485740 VMMDev: Guest Log: BIOS: VirtualBox 5.1.22
00:00:01.487174 PIT: mode=2 count=0x10000 (65536) - 18.20 Hz (ch=0)
00:00:01.507200 Display::handleDisplayResize: uScreenId=0 pvVRAM=0000000000000000 w=720 h=400 bpp=0 cbLine=0x0 flags=0x0
00:00:01.507307 GUI: UIFrameBufferPrivate::NotifyChange: Screen=0, Origin=0x0, Size=720x400, Sending to async-handler
00:00:01.507423 GUI: UIMachineView::sltHandleNotifyChange: Screen=0, Size=720x400
00:00:01.507438 GUI: UIFrameBufferPrivate::handleNotifyChange: Size=720x400
00:00:01.507445 GUI: UIFrameBufferPrivate::performResize: Size=720x400, Directly using source bitmap content
00:00:01.519887 PIT: mode=2 count=0x48d3 (18643) - 64.00 Hz (ch=0)
00:00:01.534745 Display::handleDisplayResize: uScreenId=0 pvVRAM=000000000cf40000 w=640 h=480 bpp=32 cbLine=0xA00 flags=0x0
00:00:01.534817 GUI: UIFrameBufferPrivate::NotifyChange: Screen=0, Origin=0x0, Size=640x480, Sending to async-handler
00:00:01.534858 GUI: UIMachineView::sltHandleNotifyChange: Screen=0, Size=640x480
00:00:01.534871 GUI: UIFrameBufferPrivate::handleNotifyChange: Size=640x480
00:00:01.534968 GUI: UIFrameBufferPrivate::performResize: Size=640x480, Directly using source bitmap content
00:00:01.639010 GUI: UIMachineViewNormal::resendSizeHint: Restoring guest size-hint for screen 0 to 1098x816
00:00:01.639072 VMMDev: SetVideoModeHint: Got a video mode hint (1098x816x32)@(0x0),(1;0) at 0
00:00:01.641691 GUI: 2D video acceleration is disabled
00:00:01.641717 GUI: HID LEDs sync is enabled
00:00:01.642660 GUI: UIMachineLogicNormal::sltCheckForRequestedVisualStateType: Requested-state=0, Machine-state=5
00:00:04.005837 Display::handleDisplayResize: uScreenId=0 pvVRAM=0000000000000000 w=720 h=400 bpp=0 cbLine=0x0 flags=0x0
00:00:04.005956 GUI: UIFrameBufferPrivate::NotifyChange: Screen=0, Origin=0x0, Size=720x400, Sending to async-handler
00:00:04.006079 GUI: UIMachineView::sltHandleNotifyChange: Screen=0, Size=720x400
00:00:04.006108 GUI: UIFrameBufferPrivate::handleNotifyChange: Size=720x400
00:00:04.006138 GUI: UIFrameBufferPrivate::performResize: Size=720x400, Directly using source bitmap content
00:00:04.014571 PIT: mode=2 count=0x10000 (65536) - 18.20 Hz (ch=0)
00:00:04.015228 VMMDev: Guest Log: BIOS: Boot : bseqnr=1, bootseq=0023
00:00:04.015850 VMMDev: Guest Log: BIOS: CDROM boot failure code : 0002
00:00:04.016344 VMMDev: Guest Log: BIOS: Boot from CD-ROM failed
00:00:04.016951 VMMDev: Guest Log: BIOS: Boot : bseqnr=2, bootseq=0002
00:00:04.018630 VMMDev: Guest Log: int13_harddisk: function 02, unmapped device for ELDL=80
00:00:04.019237 VMMDev: Guest Log: BIOS: Boot from Hard Disk 0 failed
00:00:04.022435 VMMDev: Guest Log: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.
00:00:07.433544 Changing the VM state from 'RUNNING' to 'SUSPENDING'
00:00:07.480588 PDMR3Suspend: 46 851 161 ns run time
00:00:07.480614 Changing the VM state from 'SUSPENDING' to 'SUSPENDED'
00:00:07.480642 Console: Machine state changed to 'Paused'
00:00:09.450500 Changing the VM state from 'SUSPENDED' to 'RESUMING'
00:00:09.451017 Changing the VM state from 'RESUMING' to 'RUNNING'
00:00:09.451049 Console: Machine state changed to 'Running'
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Re: cannot boot Win7 VM anymore FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.

Postby mpack » 6. Dec 2017, 13:06

Log excerpts are not useful to us. Please zip the entire log and attach (not paste) it.

Hopefully you already searched the forum for that error message, as it has been discussed very many times before.
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