"Guest has not initialized the display (yet)" Help


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Aug 2, 2022
A year ago I made an XP machine with VirtIO drivers and it worked fine. Few days ago I wanted to launch it again, but I get this 'error' in Console "Guest has not initialized the display (yet)". I tried to change Machine type to q35 but it doesn't work either. Can I fix this? I can't redo the machine from scratch. Proxmox is a VM on VirtualBox.
I updated to 7.4-13, removed Hotplug devices, RTC is off and nothing. How did Proxmox got this broken?
I made new Proxmox 6.3.2 VM on VirtualBox 7.0.8 and issue persists. Could it be that the source of this is VirtualBox? I increased VRAM from 16 to 128 MB and it didn't work.

root@pve:~# qm config 100
agent: 0
boot: order=virtio0;net0;ide1
cores: 2
hotplug: disk,network,usb
ide0: local-lvm:vm-100-disk-1,backup=0,size=1G
ide1: none,media=cdrom
kvm: 1
machine: pc-i440fx-5.1
memory: 2048
name: WinXP
net0: virtio=FE:DA:E9:8E:C2:2F,bridge=vmbr0,link_down=1
numa: 0
ostype: wxp
scsihw: virtio-scsi-single
smbios1: uuid=28534e86-3c1a-4d76-8f28-d5f18f4aadd6
sockets: 1
virtio0: local-lvm:vm-100-disk-0,size=50G
vmgenid: 86e01792-94fd-49d9-8d4e-adbf4f120bed

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Have you found a solution to this? I'm having the exact same problem running Proxmox in KVM


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