Monday, January 9, 2012

Windows 7 on VirtualBox: Random Freeze

Running a Windows 7 guest via VirtualBox on OSX Lion, I noticed that the guest VM would periodically freeze up. The freezes occurred once every few minutes and would unfreeze within half a minute. It was quite annoying and after many months of back-and-forth on the VirtualBox forum, it seems like there is a solution. The solution is to use the Chipset PIIX3 (instead of ICH9) in the virtual machine's motherboard settings


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dankeschön! Endlich habe ich diesen entscheidenden Hinweis gefunden!

Nachdem ich vom Chipset »ICH9« auf »PIIX3« gewechselt habe sind diese furchtbar störenden "Hänger" endlich weg!

Grüße aus Linz/Donau,
Måx (Rudolf Füreder)

Unknown said...

Bitte Schön. Glad to be of help,