Spawning machine : issue

Hello everybody !

I am very happy to learn ethical hacking here.

To continue to improve my skills, I need your help.

Before to post this discussion I have already search if someone had the same issue but nothing on Google or here.

The issue is that, I have already exploited some machines here, but today I cannot work because it is impossible for me to spawn a machine.

For example, I have tried to start Devel but the status stays in “Spawning” indefinitively. It’s the same thing for each machine. When I click on the button “Stop Machine” to stop Devel, a small window appears and says : “Error, this machine is not active”

In order to try to solve this issue, I have downloaded a new connection pack, I also tried to regenerate, to log out and to reconnect. But the problem stay the same.

Can you help me ?

Thank you

Have a good day !

@TheDudeee said:

For example, I have tried to start Devel but the status stays in “Spawning” indefinitively. It’s the same thing for each machine. When I click on the button “Stop Machine” to stop Devel, a small window appears and says : “Error, this machine is not active”

In order to try to solve this issue, I have downloaded a new connection pack, I also tried to regenerate, to log out and to reconnect. But the problem stay the same.

This is unlikely to be an issue with your connection as it is happening in the web portal. You should be able to spawn/terminate machines without being connected.

The error you are seeing implies something is failing when your account tries to spawn. That could be down to something simple, like it having logged you out in the background or a connection issue or it could be something major.

I would suggest, starting:

  • Log out of the portal and log back in, try again
  • If that fails raise a jira ticket with HTB and get support to look into it.

Same issue here. I just created a support ticket.

Try clean your browser cache and cookies

Same issue here.had create a support ticket but not reply yet. Maybe hackthebox’s system crash?

I think HTB was having some issues yesterday. Hopefully this is resolved now.

@TazWake said:

“I think HTB was having some issues yesterday. Hopefully this is resolved now.”

@Zerox9137 said:

“Try clean your browser cache and cookies”

The problem is solved ! Thank you very much @TazWake and @Zerox9137. Yesterday I have created a support ticket too. Everything is okay now.

@mattcamp , @vivienicepig : I hope everything works for you too.

Admins told me to:
1.Press CTRL + F5
2. And Press CTRL + SHIFT + R

This is a Hard Refresh of the page and it worked for me.