I am not  sure I interpret you comments correctly, but Win2k is my guest;
Ubuntu 16.04 is the host.  Ubuntu runs fine.  Are you suggesting that I
would need to install the Host to fix the Guest (or VB, whichever is  the
culprit)?


On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 5:58 PM, Tony Schlemmer <aschl...@comcast.net> wrote:

> I have window 7 laptop for work and when I tried to upgrade to Virtual Box
> 5.2.6 with a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS it ran for a day. When left work I shutdown
> the VirtualBox. When I tried restarting Ubuntu the next day I got nothing.
> The logs were empty. I had no choice but to create another 40GB partition
> with Ubuntu and down load every again.
>
> Now I have memory card that back everything up on so if it happens again I
> at least have my files. VirtualBox worked perfectly for 6 months. We use
> GIT so I checked in my code changes in daily but I spent about 6 hours
> reinstalling everything.
>
> Tony
>
> > On Feb 4, 2018, at 17:40, Denis Heidtmann <denis.heidtm...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > As soon as I click on start, the computer freezes--no mouse, no keyboard
> > reaction.  The power button is all I could find to break the ice.
> Reliably
> > repeatable.  The VB logs are empty.
> >
> > My laptop  has the same OS (Ubuntu 16.04), same VBox, same win2k guest;
> > works fine.  I have tried to compare the settings between the two
> systems,
> > and they are almost alike.  What I see different that seems unusual is
> that
> > the desktop system under Storage/IDE controller shows Win2kSP2 Clone.vdi
> > and Empty for the Secondary Master, whereas the laptop shows
> > VboxGuestAdditons_5.0.18.iso  I was certain that I installed the guest
> > additions on the desktop.  VB had run fine up until this latest
> attempt.  I
> > will go looking for the guest additions.
> >
> > I would appreciate ideas on how to investigate this.
> >
> > -Denis
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