Dec 22, 2014

Installing Windows 7 on VirtualBox Status 0xc0000225?

Today, after downloading a MS Windows7 Ultimate 64bit  edition I wanted to test it on a Virtual machine. I have VirtualBox installed on my PC so I give this a try to see if the .ISO I have downloaded is working and really a 64bit edition.

I created my new virtual machine and tried installing Windows 7 from my .ISO file but behold a glitch!

It says:
Windows Boot Manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language setting, and click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have the disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc0000225

Info: An unexpected error has occurred.

The fix is real simple.

All you have to do is open the settings for your virtual machine:

System > Enable IO APIC

Save your new changes and launch the virtual machine again, everything will now run smoothly and you'll be able to install Windows 7.


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