Fix E_FAIL Virtual Machine Launch


Short


Right-click Discard Saved State... to fix E_FAIL (0x80004005) on Version 5.2.12 r122591 (Qt5.6.2).


Step-by-Step


If you see this error:


Right click on the virtual machine you tried to start:


...and click Discard Saved State...


Click Discard


Then start the virtual machine.



Text of Error


VirtualBox - Error

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine machine-name.


The VM session was closed before any attempt to power it on.


Result Code:

E_FAIL (0x80004005)

Component:

SessionMachine

Interface:

ISession {7844aa05-b02e-4cdd-a04f-ade4a762e6b7}



References

  • Answer to https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/6930 by Democritus

  • VirtualBox logo from [link]

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