I am running VirtualBox 5.0.14 on Windows 10. I am running Ubuntu Desktop (I tried 14.04, 15.10 and 16.04 (pre release)) in my VirtualBox environment. When my laptop goes to hibernate the Ubuntu session crashes with the following error:


In case image is not available, the error is:

The instruction at 0x00007FF92F74E80B referenced memory at 0x0000000000000014. The memory could not be read.

I installed the latest version of the Guest additions. How to solve?


Hibernating a host will not hibernate a virtual guest too. Depending on the guest's state this will lead to issues or even data loss.

For some people the guest additions will take care of most, others can't hibernate a host at all when a guest is running.

We should therefore put the guest in savestate mode before we hibernate a host.

Putting a guest to savestate can be done from the command line or a script. We could therfroe add it to the host's hibernating routine.

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  • Indeed, guest additions took care of that before (I was working on a new laptop). Sounds to me like unnecessary complex and error prone to put the guest in savestate mode. I guess I should log a bug for the VBox guest additions? – Martijn Burger Feb 15 '16 at 13:19
  • I had a quick look for similar reports there, but I couldn't find one that exactly matches your issue on Windows 10... so yeah, it may be worth reporting to the VBox people. – Takkat Feb 15 '16 at 13:27
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    Xref: virtualbox.org/ticket/15151 – Martijn Burger Feb 15 '16 at 13:39

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