[Solved] VIRTUAL BOX ERROR - WILL NOT START

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[Solved] VIRTUAL BOX ERROR - WILL NOT START

Postby LycoDiane » 30. Jun 2015, 20:23

I am receiving the following error when running Oracle VM VirtualBox. I have tried to reinstall VirtualBox, but the error persists. Any help would be appreciated!:

Failed to create the VirtualBox COM object.

The application will now terminate.



Start tag expected, '<' not found.

Location: 'C:\Users\salamone/.VirtualBox\VirtualBox.xml', line 1 (0), column 1.

F:\tinderbox\win-4.3\src\VBox\Main\src-server\VirtualBoxImpl.cpp[534] (long __cdecl VirtualBox::init(void)).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: VirtualBox
Interface: IVirtualBox {fafa4e17-1ee2-4905-a10e-fe7c18bf5554}
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Re: VIRTUAL BOX ERROR - WILL NOT START

Postby Perryg » 30. Jun 2015, 20:27

The virtualbox.xml file is corrupt. Either install from backup or look in the folder indicated and see if there is a -prev file and replace the corrupt one with that.
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Re: VIRTUAL BOX ERROR - WILL NOT START

Postby LycoDiane » 30. Jun 2015, 20:36

Thank you so much. I renamed the -prev file and that worked!
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Re: [Solved] VIRTUAL BOX ERROR - WILL NOT START

Postby Domgodess » 26. Sep 2015, 02:28

Thank-you so much! I had a similar problem with my system, and have been messing around for a couple months now trying to figure out how to solve the problem. Obviously I should have checked this site sooner. It took a few tries, but after entering the right search terms I found this posting. The problem was similar enough to mine that when I removed the -prev from one file and changed the problem file to .config/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml.1, my Virtual Box started right up. So simple. Thanks again. :D
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