VirtualBox – VT-x features locked or unavailable in MSR

VT-x features locked or unavailable in MSR.
(VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED)

The details are:

Result Code:
E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component:
Console
Interface:
IConsole {1968b7d3-e3bf-4ceb-99e0-cb7c913317bb}
Before starting your instance on your Oracle VM VirtualBox Player, go to settings, system, acceleration, and un-check “Enable VT-x/AMD-V”. Start your instance and you should no longer see this error.

 

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13 thoughts on “VirtualBox – VT-x features locked or unavailable in MSR

  1. VT-x features locked or unavailable in MSR.
    (VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED)

    Result Code:
    E_FAIL (0x80004005)
    Component:
    Console
    Interface:
    IConsole {db7ab4ca-2a3f-4183-9243-c1208da92392}

    • facing the same prob…checked all the settings…using Windows8

      Following Error appeared…

      Failed to open a session for the virtual machine AX2012.

      VT-x features locked or unavailable in MSR. (VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED).

      Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
      Component: Console
      Interface: IConsole {db7ab4ca-2a3f-4183-9243-c1208da92392}

      • Other issue I encountered is I am not able to select the Enable 2D Accelerator. It is grayed out
        I am using Version 4.2.4 r81684
        Is it anyways related to failing the session

  2. Thanks Jimmy – see alternative resolution if the above does not work: VirtualBox needs “VT-x” support when virtualizing multicore. This is because software virtualization is a feat by itself, and because hardware support was becoming ubiquitous, it doesn’t make sense to develop and maintain multicore software virtualization for a marginal and dwindling number of users.

    You processor have support for this “enterprise” feature.

    Unfortunately, it seems that HP is disabling this “enterprise” feature at the BIOS level on most home desktops. (“Pavillon” is Home)

    If you really don’t see the virtualization option in the Bios (I have access to almost the same computer, but sold for Small & Medium Businesses, and that option was available, but disabled by default), try a bios update.

    It seems that some people are distributing BIOSes with that feature available, but I won’t advise for it: it’s sometimes impossible to recover from a bad BIOS flash.

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