vbox windows xp guest startup hangs on black screen

Ubuntu wanted to update some CUPS programs and maybe some others.   I didn’t pay that much attention to the auto update message before I clicked on it to go ahead.  After the updates, none of which were kernel updates, my windows xp guest wouldn’t start correctly.  It would make it to a black screen and just hang with no useful information in sight.

I shut down the guest, then removed all the options I could under settings.  That allowed Windows XP to boot.  I then shut down XP and enabled all the settings I needed and reboot XP.  All was well.