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I have used Virtual Box on my system before and was able to access the internet. I just reinstalled Virtual Box and installed XP inside it. I cannot access the internet from within.

When I look in the device manager under network adapters, it is showing "VMWare Accelerated AMD PCNet Adapter." It says the device cannot start.

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I found the solution. I right-clicked on the network card in the device manager and two cards showed up. I selected the other card and it worked.

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Glad you found the solution. Don't forget to mark your own post as the accepted answer! – nhinkle Jul 17 '10 at 22:54
This solved my problem. In my case I changed the adapter type to "Paravirtualized Network (virtio-net)". Also I'm using this with Ubuntu. But the problem did seem to be resolved by changing the "Adapter Type". – funroll Feb 26 '14 at 15:13
@Phenom, What do you mean by "card"? Do you mean "Settings >> Network >> Adapter"? – Pacerier Sep 3 '15 at 5:06

Have you rebooted your physical machine? Sometimes after a reinstall of VBox, the OS needs to restart the appropriate drivers and/or virtual devices (in this case, I think VBox uses a virtual networking card which needs to be restarted).

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Rebooting didn't change anything. – Phenom Jul 16 '10 at 20:56
Ditto for me, rebooted lots of times but didn't change anything. – funroll Feb 26 '14 at 15:14

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