My XP virtual worked fine under Debian for various R/C simulators.
I really hadn’t been playing with it since going to Arch but the virtuals were crashing (“Aborted”) whenever video drawing got complex. Hmmm.
I jacked with every setting that looked promising in VB, BIOS, etc. Then I checked my video driver. Ahhh….
Arch was using the Nouveau driver, the open source default driver for nVidia cards. Arch was running everything so snappy I didn’t think about loading the nVidia drivers. I stuffed the legacy drivers for the GeForce 210 in there and virtualbox seems to be much happier.
sudo pacman -S nvidia-340xx