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Windows 7: VBox v 4.1.16 swiches-off


18 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 
VBox v 4.1.16 swiches-off

I am not well acquainted with virtualization.
I have both VMWare Player and VitualBox v.4.1.16 using XP SP2 installed on my laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bits), to compare and decide which one suits me best.

Both are OK, but VBox seems better and a bit faster.

For a time both worked just fine.
Yesterday, I was tweaking with VBox when something went wrong.
Now I can't run VBox anymore.
As always, it starts by showing the black XP screen being loaded and then, before the blue "Welcome" screen appears, it switches off abruptly and returns to the Windows 7 desktop.

Have tried the repair option (Programs<>Control Panel) but it didn't work.
Uninstalled and re-installed VBox, but the problem still remains.
I thought that after re-installing VBox it would be necessary to re-install XP, but this option is not available and it seems to me that XP is already installed, even after having removed VBox. That is because VMWare is running XP?

What can be done and how to completely remove VBox to start a fresh install?

I'm not sure if I made myself clear on this subject.

In the meantime I will be using VMware, but hoping to have VBox back on track again.

Any help is welcome.
Flores




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24 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

what do you mean by there is no option to re-install?Iam using VBox and might be some help...
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25 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

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I thought that after re-installing VBox it would be necessary to re-install XP, but this option was not available and it seems to me that XP is already installed, even after having removed VBox....
Hi proudtobegreek,

As I wrote, I am not familiar with VBox and VMWare Player.

Something went wrong, and I decided to remove and reinstall VBox.
What I meant was that I thought that after removing and reinstalling VBox, it would be necessary to reinstall XP again, and it was not.

HTH,
Flores
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25 Jun 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It probably told you that this VHD is used by another machine,thats ok,if you dont uninstall the guest OS,it is still there,even if u upgrade to version 4.1.18.Take care...
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26 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

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It probably told you that this VHD is used by another machine,thats ok,if you dont uninstall the guest OS,it is still there,even if u upgrade to version 4.1.18.Take care...
Hello proudtobegreek,

Remember that I am still experimenting with virtual machines.
I have two: VMWare Player and VirtualBox, each with just one guest VHD.
And YES, you are damn right - I must take care.
Thanks and regards,
Flores
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26 Jun 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Finally you will probably stick to Virtual Box,dont forget to install guest additions for each version and do not assign more than half of your memory to the guest.Try to install your actual OS as a guest,thats the funny part...
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27 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Hi proudtobegreek,

Thanks for the advices.

The funny side of this story:
I thought your login name was proudtobegeek, until I saw the Greek flag!

Cheers,
Flores
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