Virtualbox freezing

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by the_credible_hulk, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. the_credible_hulk

    the_credible_hulk MDL Novice

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    My problem is in regards to accessing a USB device within my virtual machine. More specifically, my external hard drive (and other devices). Each time I plug in the device the keyboard and mouse instantly become unresponsive even after removing the external drive. I have installed the expansion to enable the use of USB 2.0 devices as well as created filters for the mouse, keyboard, and external drive. I have heard that version 3.0.6 does not have this issue, but have not had the opportunity to test this theory.

    My host computer runs on Windows 7 and my virtual machine uses the portable version of Virtualbox 4.1 with XP OS.
     
  2. user_hidden

    user_hidden MDL Expert

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    personally i would update your Virtualbox to the latest version and see if you have the same issue.
    current version is 4.1.18.78361 however you refference an older version 3.0.6 !
     
  3. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    A portable version of VirtualBox?
    Anyway, probably there is your reason why it is not working. Just install the latest original installer and try again.
     
  4. the_credible_hulk

    the_credible_hulk MDL Novice

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    Thanks Freestyler! Sucks that the portable version has an issue with using a USB...