64bit Windows 7 Install Locks up Machine

Asked by Neal Gamradt

I have a Windows 7 virtual machine that was working a few days ago, however, now when I try to boot it the entire machine locks up so hard that I have to reset it. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and this is what I have currently for VirtualBox:

  Installed: 4.1.10-dfsg-1
  Candidate: 4.1.10-dfsg-1
  Version table:
 *** 4.1.10-dfsg-1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

I have installed the guest additions and also the package that allows for USB 2.0. I don't know what has changed that is causing this particular VM to freak out. If I try to run a repair on the VM, it also locks up. I am not having this issue with my 32bit Windows XP VMs, they are still working without issue.

Is anyone else experiencing this issue? I know there was a kernel upgrade yesterday, perhaps that caused an issue?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I suggest you report a bug

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ealthuis (ealthuis) said :

Not an expert by any means. I have however a laptop, currently running 12.04 LTS Beta. I installed VBox-- no problem, then I installed W XP it makes a vms file of 9.7 GB. I the set up another .vms for Windows 7, dynamic allocation, installed Windows 7 64 bit and the file grew to15,6 GB. Either work on my laptop with 6GB memory. I can also run both at the same time.
 Hope this helps.

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