VBox 3.1.2 broke my Win2000 guest

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VBox 3.1.2 broke my Win2000 guest

Postby bgee22 » 20. Dec 2009, 16:31

Host system is 64-bit CentOS 5.4, Q9400 processor and 8 gig RAM.

Yesterday I upgraded from VirtualBox 3.0.12 to 3.1.2. The upgrade was accomplished by uninstalling the existing VirtualBox, then installing 3.1.2. When I ran "rpm -Uvh ..." it told me that every file in the update conflicted with an existing package, so I had to go the uninstall/reinstall route.

My Windows 2000 guest is now blue-screening during boot. All my other guest machines are working including one on Windows XP.

When launched from a cold start, the system goes through the char-mode boot screen, hits the graphical boot screen and gets about 2/3 of the way across with the marching dots. Then it issues a BSOD.

If I "reset" (as opposed to "power off"), it will not issue the BSOD, but will also never get past the graphical boot screen.

The BSOD message is:

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*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xF22DF000, 0X00000000, 0X804F5586, 0X00000000)
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

*** Address 804f5586 base at 80400000 DateStamp 4a781s9a - ntoskrnl.exe


The Win2000 machines has Guest Additions 3.0.10 installed. It is SP4 with all the post-SP4 rollups, IE6.01, etc. I had to do the delay setting (documented in the appendix of the VBox user manual) in order for the original setup to run, but since then it has worked perfectly.

Networking is set up for bridged mode using the PCNet FAST-III adapter. There are no shared folders and no mounted ISO images. RAM is set for 512 meg and video ram is 16 meg. 2D and 3D accelerations are not enabled.

Can anyone help?
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Re: VBox 3.1.2 broke my Win2000 guest

Postby vbox4me2 » 20. Dec 2009, 17:39

Smp, vt-x, cpu's assigned?
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Re: VBox 3.1.2 broke my Win2000 guest

Postby bgee22 » 20. Dec 2009, 19:47

This is a simple Win2000 guest, so there is no SMP. VT-x is on and one processor is assigned. Nested Paging is disabled.. None of that has changed, it is the same as before I did the VBox upgrade.

Could it be something about the hard drive controller? It is set for ata-piix, which I think is what it was before the upgrade. I would have expected an INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE stop code if the hard drive controller were not right.

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Re: VBox 3.1.2 broke my Win2000 guest

Postby stefan.becker » 20. Dec 2009, 23:21

Same for me. Try disabling VT, that works for me.
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Re: VBox 3.1.2 broke my Win2000 guest

Postby bgee22 » 24. Dec 2009, 02:11

Dang! It worked! I disabled VT-x and now the VM starts right up! Who woulda thunk it??? That's not a solution *I* would ever have thought of.

Maybe the real question to ask is why did it work on VBox 3.0.12?

Anyhow, thanks much for the help.

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Re: VBox 3.1.2 broke my Win2000 guest

Postby vbox4me2 » 24. Dec 2009, 12:33

Maybe vt-x also enabled other options such as apic.
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