Failed to start virtual machine. rc=-104

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Failed to start virtual machine. rc=-104

Postby ryan_wu » 17. Oct 2021, 05:55

I've tried to reinstall virtualbox. no luck.
Anybody has the same problem? Thanks!

Host server: windows8 CHN version
vbox version: VirtualBox-6.1.26-145957-Win
log: PFA
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VirtualBox - Error In supR3HardenedWinReSpawn
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<html><b>Error relaunching VirtualBox VM process: 5<br>Command line: '60eaff78-4bdd-042d-2e72-669728efd737-suplib-3rdchild --comment ubuntu16.04 --startvm 0c854803-3238-4649-bc25-14f735b67b37 --no-startvm-errormsgbox "--sup-hardening-log=C:\Users\Ryan\VirtualBox VMs\ubuntu16.04\Logs\VBoxHardening.log"' (rc=-104)</b><br/><br/>Please try reinstalling VirtualBox.<br><br><!--EOM-->where: supR3HardenedWinReSpawn
what: 5
VERR_INVALID_NAME (-104) - Invalid (malformed) file/path name.
</html>
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OK
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Re: Failed to start virtual machine. rc=-104

Postby mpack » 17. Oct 2021, 10:23

Your host seems to be Windows 8.1 / Windows 2012, not Windows 8.0.

I don't see much, but I do see this error very early on:
2c08.19b4: FileVersion: 6.3.9600.18513 (winblue_ltsb.161009-0600)
2c08.19b4: FileDescription: ApiSet Schema DLL
2c08.19b4: NtOpenDirectoryObject failed on \Driver: 0xc0000022
2c08.19b4: supR3HardenedWinFindAdversaries: 0x0

My own hardening log doesn't have this, but then again I have admin rights on my own PC. I don't see any "adversaries" mentioned in your log, i.e. no third party AV, but perhaps you have Windows own AV set particularly high. As a test I would try reduce this to minimal to see if it solves the problems: considerations as to a long term fix can wait until the main question is answered.
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Re: Failed to start virtual machine. rc=-104

Postby ryan_wu » 17. Oct 2021, 14:20

Thanks mpack for your reply!

After I removed some software in my system (not sure which one is the key one but I'm sure those are not virus deny software).
VM box came back to working well.
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Re: Failed to start virtual machine. rc=-104

Postby mpack » 17. Oct 2021, 16:34

I'm glad you are up and running again, although it would have been nice to know what the culprit was that VirtualBox didn't detect. The usual culprits are "internet safe" browser filters and similar.
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