Issues Of MS Windows VM With PV Driver

(Doc ID 1677236.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1 and later
Generic Windows


MS Windows running as Oracle VM guest with Paravirtual(PV) driver installed may experience BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death).

Effected versions

The issue is not limitated to specific MS Windows version, but mostly happened in

The issue happens in all Oracle VM versions of 2.x and 3.x.

Typical errors

Note2: The "0x0000007B" is more commonly been observed in Oracle VM, but could also get other error code such as "0x0000007E", "0x000000D1", "0x00000101", etc,

Note3: The driver file name could also be vmnet.sys instead of xenpci.sys 


The issue could happen under different scenario:


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