right away… as you can see in the logs… it kind of get’s stuck during

00:00:00.810858 Audio: Initializing PulseAudio driver

so it has something to do with the Audio-translation from Windows-Guest to Linux-Host.

This could also have to do with the host… anyway you can work around the problem by disabling the soundcard for this particular VM (Linux VMs seem not to be affected?)


software versions used and log:

=== host ===

uname -a
Linux debian 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.36-1+deb8u1 (2016-09-03) i686 GNU/Linux
cat /etc/debian_version

VirtualBox Graphical User Interface
Version 5.1.6 r110634 (Qt5.3.2)

=== client ===

win xp sp3

=== log ===

00:00:00.723438 VM: fHMEnabled=true (configured) fRecompileUser=false fRecompileSupervisor=false
00:00:00.723440 VM: fRawRing1Enabled=false CSAM=true PATM=true
00:00:00.723517 HM: HMR3Init: VT-x w/ nested paging and unrestricted guest execution hw support
00:00:00.723535 MM: cbHyperHeap=0x100000 (1048576)
00:00:00.724051 CPUM: fXStateHostMask=0x7; initial: 0x7; host XCR0=0x7
00:00:00.724885 CPUM: Matched host CPU INTEL 0x6/0x45/0x1 Intel_Core7_Haswell with CPU DB entry 'Intel Core i7-5600U' (INTEL 0x6/0x3d/0x4 Intel_Core7_Broadwell)
00:00:00.724945 CPUM: VCPU 0: Cached APIC base MSR = 0x0
00:00:00.725206 PGM: Host paging mode: PAE+PGE
00:00:00.725218 PGM: PGMPool: cMaxPages=128 (u64MaxPages=128)
00:00:00.725221 PGM: pgmR3PoolInit: cMaxPages=0x80 cMaxUsers=0x100 cMaxPhysExts=0x100 fCacheEnable=true
00:00:00.727045 REM: VBoxREM64
00:00:00.727665 Using 64-bit aware REM
00:00:00.730219 TM: GIP - u32Mode=3 (Invariant) u32UpdateHz=83 u32UpdateIntervalNS=12000000 enmUseTscDelta=2 (Pratically Zero) fGetGipCpu=0x1 cCpus=4
00:00:00.730234 TM: GIP - u64CpuHz=2 294 724 824 (0x88c6b8d8) SUPGetCpuHzFromGip => 2 294 724 824
00:00:00.730239 TM: GIP - CPU: iCpuSet=0x0 idCpu=0x0 idApic=0x0 iGipCpu=0x2 i64TSCDelta=0 enmState=3 u64CpuHz=2294724896(*) cErrors=0
00:00:00.730244 TM: GIP - CPU: iCpuSet=0x1 idCpu=0x1 idApic=0x2 iGipCpu=0x0 i64TSCDelta=0 enmState=3 u64CpuHz=2294724824(*) cErrors=0
00:00:00.730247 TM: GIP - CPU: iCpuSet=0x2 idCpu=0x2 idApic=0x1 iGipCpu=0x3 i64TSCDelta=0 enmState=3 u64CpuHz=2294724730(*) cErrors=0
00:00:00.730250 TM: GIP - CPU: iCpuSet=0x3 idCpu=0x3 idApic=0x3 iGipCpu=0x1 i64TSCDelta=0 enmState=3 u64CpuHz=2294724146(*) cErrors=0
00:00:00.730275 TM: cTSCTicksPerSecond=2 294 724 824 (0x88c6b8d8) enmTSCMode=3 (Dynamic)
00:00:00.730277 TM: TSCTiedToExecution=false TSCNotTiedToHalt=false
00:00:00.730431 VMM: CoreCode: R3=b0401000 R0=f840e000 RC=a020b000 Phys=00000000193f0000 cb=0x2000
00:00:00.730518 IEM: TargetCpu=CURRENT, Microarch=Intel_Core7_Haswell
00:00:00.730547 GIM: Using provider 'None' (Implementation version: 0)
00:00:00.765047 AIOMgr: Default manager type is 'Async'
00:00:00.765063 AIOMgr: Default file backend is 'NonBuffered'
00:00:00.765149 BlkCache: Cache successfully initialized. Cache size is 5242880 bytes
00:00:00.765157 BlkCache: Cache commit interval is 10000 ms
00:00:00.765160 BlkCache: Cache commit threshold is 2621440 bytes
00:00:00.782810 PcBios: [SMP] BIOS with 1 CPUs
00:00:00.782846 PcBios: Using the 386+ BIOS image.
00:00:00.783613 PcBios: MPS table at 000e1300
00:00:00.784059 PcBios: Using LAN ROM '/usr/lib/virtualbox/ExtensionPacks/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack/PXE-Intel.rom' with a size of 0xc000 bytes
00:00:00.784580 PcBios: fCheckShutdownStatusForSoftReset=true fClearShutdownStatusOnHardReset=true
00:00:00.789421 SUP: Loaded VBoxDDR0.r0 (/usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxDDR0.r0) at 0xfc299020 - ModuleInit at 0000000000000000 and ModuleTerm at 0000000000000000
00:00:00.789594 CPUM: SetGuestCpuIdFeature: Enabled xAPIC
00:00:00.789838 IOAPIC: Using implementation 2.0!
00:00:00.789863 PIT: mode=3 count=0x10000 (65536) - 18.20 Hz (ch=0)
00:00:00.792163 Shared Folders service loaded
00:00:00.795889 VGA: Using the 386+ BIOS image.
00:00:00.800498 VD: VDInit finished
00:00:00.803268 DrvVD: Flushes will be ignored
00:00:00.803274 DrvVD: Async flushes will be passed to the disk
00:00:00.804444 VD: Opening the disk took 1164571 ns
00:00:00.804495 PIIX3 ATA: LUN#0: disk, PCHS=16383/16/63, total number of sectors 536870912
00:00:00.804503 PIIX3 ATA: LUN#1: no unit
00:00:00.804562 DrvVD: Flushes will be ignored
00:00:00.804565 DrvVD: Async flushes will be passed to the disk
00:00:00.804602 PIIX3 ATA: LUN#2: CD/DVD, total number of sectors 0, passthrough disabled
00:00:00.804619 PIIX3 ATA: LUN#3: no unit
00:00:00.804659 PIIX3 ATA: Ctl#1: finished processing RESET
00:00:00.804690 PIIX3 ATA: Ctl#0: finished processing RESET
00:00:00.810195 NAT: Guest address guess set to by initialization
00:00:00.810260 NAT: resolv.conf: nameserver
00:00:00.810277 NAT: Adding domain name
00:00:00.810280 NAT: DNS#0:
00:00:00.810858 Audio: Initializing PulseAudio driver