Google Chrome Not Start Only Flicking


Starting Chrome in Windows 7 guest from Virtualbox happens to see only flicking windows with flashing rate around 2-4 rounds per sec.


Turn off hardware acceleration in Chrome setting or uncheck 3D acceleration in Virtualbox.


When flicking occurs, you cannot start Chrome, thus no way to turn off hardware acceleration at setting. Either start Windows in safe mode, then start Chrome and change setting or shutdown windows then uncheck 3D acceleration setting in Virtualbox, and start windows again.


  • Chrome 47.0.2526.80 m (64-bit) for Windows
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Virtualbox  5.0.10