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VirtualBox HostAudioNotResponding

Starting a VirtualBox virtual machine results in a warning popup:

This is because Windows/the audio driver has disconnected the devices due to nothing being plugged in to the relevant ports.  Modern audio hardware has a feature called jack sensing, and can disable the respective devices when there’s nothing to receive input from or send input to.

Plugging my headset/mic combo into the front-panel audio connectors results in the microphone recording source being enabled.

If you want these sources to be available to your VM, ensure they’re plugged in before starting it.


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