On Thu, 24 Jun 2010 10:17:07 +0300, Yoel wrote:
>I've been using VBox since a year now (WinXP under Ubuntu), and it worked
>A couple of months ago there was a pop-up in Windows, telling me something
>about optimizing the screen or something. I pressed OK and since then I
>can't maximize the guest screen.
>This is because the only resolution I can set in my Win system is 800x600.
>I tried to reinstall both VBox and the guest additions, with no help.
Using the resolution settings of Windows will not help much.
Try to enlarge the VM window by dragging one of its corners
to the outside. Does the resolution change that way?
Also, play with hsotkey+F (full screen) and hostkey+L
If that does not work, uninstall the guest additions, stop
the VM, boot the VM to WindowsXP safe mode, login as
administrator, and install the guest additions in that mode.
Then, shutdown the VM again, boot it for normal use and try
the drag-a-corner trick again.
Hope this helps.
( Kees Nuyt