ID Event 12 for VBoxNetLwf

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Re: ID Event 12 for VBoxNetLwf

Postby socratis » 15. Dec 2018, 19:03

JrPickle wrote:This hasn't been solved? ! I have been having random computer freezes after putting my laptop into sleep over the past month.
(emphasis mine)

If the developers can't reproduce it in a reliable manner[1],
    => they can't know what's going on,
      => they can't begin troubleshooting whatever might cause it,
        => they can't begin addressing it,
          => no fix.
So, unless someone comes up with a reproducible set of settings and conditions that causes this, it won't get resolved.

How do you know for example that this is not an interaction with some other piece of software? And what software might that be? Have you had this appear on a freshly installed Win10 installation for example? And when I sat freshly installed, that includes the OEM drivers/software that comes with the bundles of each OEM. They have been causing problems for example, more problems than you can imagine...


[1]: Yesterday I was testing a newly released test build. It crashed VBoxSVC on exit. Reliably, reproducibly and consistently, under really specific conditions. I keep copies of the previous test builds and I narrowed down the crash between r127414 and r127496, 82 builds in between, which made it easy to narrow and hone in on the mistake. Within 1/2 hour the developers knew about it, reproduced it, and fixed the crash. Within 1 hour there was a new test build, with the error taken care of...
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Re: ID Event 12 for VBoxNetLwf

Postby Jiger » 1. Jan 2019, 16:15

I decided to uninstall VBox (for the time being and until there is a solution to this error problem) and did that thoroughly including registry cleaning afterwards. I then restarted the system and found that the problem is still there!! It is exactly the same log text as before and the timing of the log post is exactly at the same time as the restart, maybe one or two seconds apart.
What could this indicate?
VBoxNetLwf could not be easily eliminated, because it was engaged in another program, but which one? I could not find out. When that was done - no error 12 in the log.
There are alltogether 5 Vbox files in the windows/system32 drivers/ folder - why are they left behind after uninstall of the VirtualBox program?
Could they all be deleted without consequenses for the system as a whole?
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Re: ID Event 12 for VBoxNetLwf

Postby socratis » 2. Jan 2019, 12:36

Jiger wrote:because it was engaged in another program, but which one?

If you've installed other programs that install VirtualBox because they rely on it, then that could happen. Programs like that (that I know of) are: Docker, Vagrant, Kitchen, Andy, Ubiquitous Bash, Genymotion, potentially others...
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Re: ID Event 12 for VBoxNetLwf

Postby Jiger » 2. Jan 2019, 14:08

socratis wrote:Programs like that (that I know of) are: Docker, Vagrant, Kitchen, Andy, Ubiquitous Bash, Genymotion, potentially others...

I have never heard of any o these programs...

Anyway, I have deleted all the 5 Vbox files in the windows/system32 drivers folder, and if there were any other program that needed any of these driver files, I would have noticed that by now. But I haven´t.
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Re: ID Event 12 for VBoxNetLwf

Postby Mr Wolf » 2. Jan 2019, 14:27

I remember once I had to remove VirtualBox from an old notebook of mine, and I couldn't get rid of the VirtualBox Host-Only Network. :roll:
Or, if I well remember, trying to removing the VirtualBox Host-Only Network I deleted some registry keys and the wireless network adapted didn't work anymore. I had to recover a backup and leave the VirtualBox Host-Only Network there. :|
This to say that removing completely VirtualBox (and other programs, of course) is a pain in the a... - very difficult, if not impossible.
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Re: ID Event 12 for VBoxNetLwf

Postby Angel524 » 2. Feb 2019, 16:07

Hello everyone and sorry if I introduce myself in the discussion.
This problem (ID event 12 for VBoxNetLwf) I saw it born with the next version of the "VirtualBox-5.2.8-121009-Win.exe", in fact this version does not cause; "ID event 12" and it works well.
I hope so much if developers can use this to compare the code between the new VirtualBox versions and find a solution to the bug. :)
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Re: ID Event 12 for VBoxNetLwf

Postby Jiger » 6. Feb 2019, 13:36

I have uninstalled VBox completely and found that the freezing problem ocurred anyway, but rather seldom, say once every 4-5 days. At that time I used MyPhoneExplorer (for Windows 10, 64 bit) as a start program in the host. THERE WAS NOTHING WHATSOEVER IN THE LOGBOOK CONCERNING THESE ERRORS! After having disabled this program as a start object, there hasn´t been any freezing problem for three weeks now.
I have decided not to install VBox again, as I find sufficient to have my VMs on the desktop, so I can´t say what would happen if it was installed, but maybe this could be a trace to investigate for the Event 12 error.
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