Error message when starting Virtual PC

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Error message when starting Virtual PC

Postby godiamond » 10. Dec 2008, 01:08

I have this problem. I have installed VirtualBox on Windows XP. Created new virtual PC and installed Windows XP on it, Than I saved it and than I switched it off. When I try to start it again I get error message:

Failed to open release log(could not open file 'C:\documents and settings\administrator\.virtualBox\machines\virtual pc - windows XP\logs\vbox.log', VERR_SHARING_VIOLATION).
Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: Console
Interface: IConsole {d5a1cbda-f5d7-4824-9afe-d640c94c7dcf}

Can you please help me with this? Thank you
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Postby Sasquatch » 10. Dec 2008, 01:53

The file is currently accessed by some process. VB needs write access to those files, and if a process has a lock on it, you will get an error like this. Best to close all VB windows and check with taskmanager if there is any VB process running. You can also use Process Explorer to find the process that has the file open and close that file handle.
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