VirtualBox - Blue screen of death in Windows 10 with PNP_DETECTED_FATAL_ERROR

By xngo on July 19, 2020

I upgraded VirtualBox to version 6.1.12. While using my guest Debian virtual machine, I got the blue screen of death(BSOD) on my Windows 10 with PNP_DETECTED_FATAL_ERROR. I can only use my guest Debian virtual machine for a couple of minutes before it throws the PNP_DETECTED_FATAL_ERROR. There is a bug created for this at


I revert back to version 6.0.24 and the blue screen of death did happen anymore.

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