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[SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 1. Jan 2011, 03:57
by virubix
I just installed VirtualBox 4.0.0 on Ubuntu 10.10 AMD 64-bit host. However, I can not get past the following problem:

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Windows failed to start.

Status: 0xc0000225

In BIOS I have "Secure Virtual Machine" ... [Enabled].

I googled around for the above problem, and most folks talk about the "ACPI" (Adv. Config. and Power Interface) and "APIC" (Adv. Prog. Interrupt Ctrl.) settings. My motherboard M4A785-M and its BIOS list these two items together under BIOS<power> option (Suspend mode). I noticed in my BIOS there is no option to enable the "APIC" only.

These two options in BIOS appear as:
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APCI 2.0 Support ...... [Enabled]
APCI APIC Support ..... [Enabled]

I have no clue how to continue. Can anybody please give me some hints.

P.S.
Happy new year to all. :)

Re: Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 1. Jan 2011, 12:44
by phochstr
Not sure if this will help you since my host is a Mac (with a Core i7), but I had terrible difficulty to install Windows 7 from DVD - it seemed to install allright, but after the first step, when it restarts, it went into an indefinite loop of start, graphical background showing, about 1-2 sec later, it BSODed on me.

This stopped when I changed the chipset under System in VB from ICH9 to PIIX3. The network card is the Intel MT Desktop variant, all others seemed to cause problems.

My current status is that the system runs fine with the guest additions installed under safe mode. Now VB rocks...

Happy new year -- P.

Re: Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 1. Jan 2011, 18:26
by virubix
Thank you, phochstr, for your reply. I made an ass of myself yesterday! :oops: After I slept on it, I realized VM does not access host's BIOS, and that I need to set the I/O APIC in the VB. It now works. I feel really awkward, but for what it is worth, this post may be useful for those that will make the same mistaken assumption. :P

Re: [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 3. Mar 2011, 22:29
by dbwhitaker
I solved this same problem by modifying these VM settings:

changed chipset from PIIX3 to ICH9
enabled IO APIC
enabled absolute pointing device (although this is probably not important)

Re: [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 1. Jun 2011, 19:19
by Indudy
i fixed the same issue by "enabled IO APIC", chipset is PIIX3

i'm using Mac OS X 10.6.7
virtual box version 4.0.8

cheers,

Re: [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 15. Sep 2011, 02:24
by memerick
I realize this thread is a little old, but I just wanted to say thank you to dbwhitaker!

I was receiving the same 0xc0000225 error while attempting to install the Windows 8 Developer Preview. Changing to ICH9 and enabling IO APIC did the trick.

Thanks a ton!

Re: [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 24. Jan 2012, 19:55
by wedmonds
Exactly the same here!
Thanks for posting!

Re: [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 8. Jun 2012, 14:06
by spif2001
Worked for me too when trying to install W7 Enterprise.

Thank you!

Re: [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 28. Jun 2012, 16:49
by Dog Knight
dbwhitaker wrote:I solved this same problem by modifying these VM settings:

changed chipset from PIIX3 to ICH9
enabled IO APIC



Thank you.

This fixed my problem. Mac OSX 10.7.4 Host and Windows 7 Enterprise as Guest.

Re: [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 15. Nov 2012, 18:09
by fromonesrc
This also works for Windows Server 2008 R2.

Re: [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 31. Jan 2013, 07:12
by Karti
As above - thanks for the help. Works on Linux host with W2008 R2

Regards

K

Re: [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 3. Feb 2013, 14:16
by rivervouy
This did help - thanx!!! For some reason, the third win 7 vm I created had the wrong setting by default - "Enable IO APIC was turned off". I wouldn't have been able to figure that out.

Re: [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 16. Feb 2013, 02:26
by cezaralopes_br
It HELPED ME A LOT!
Thanks!!!

Re: [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 19. Feb 2013, 22:01
by mglerner
Just to chime in, this helped with my Windows 7 install under 12.04. Thanks a ton!

Re: [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

PostPosted: 5. Mar 2013, 22:00
by sokratisg
Well although this is an oldie, thank you very much for the solution!

Under Mac OS X 10.8.2 did the following and everything works as expected:
1. Enabled IO APIC
2. Changed chipset to ICH9