The following errors apparently have to do with installing Oracle's latest "VirtualBox" version 6.1 +

Installing the older version 5.2 doesn't seem to generate this error!

The errors have to do with whether the "Virtualization Technology" is enabled or not in the resident Motherboard BIOS.

If one has an AMD CPU, they will get an "AMD-V" error.

If one has an Intel CPU, they will see a "VT-x" error!

Whether you have the "AMD-V" error or the "VT-x" error, the following resolve "below" is the same!

Simply put: One must "Enable" the "Virtualiztion Technology" in the CPU settings of your machine's BIOS!

Intel CPU related error:

Error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine "your VM name".

Not in a hypervisor partition (HVP=0) (VERR_NEM_NOT_AVAILABLE).

VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)

Component: ConsoleWrap

Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

What this means is that the "Virtualization Technology" has not been enabled in your machine's BIOS!

While other manufactuers typically have this already enabled, "Acer" is known to have it disabled.

To enter your BIOS you must reboot your machine and just before it starts to load you must press the DELete key

In ACER machines it will be right after the ACER logo is flashed on the screen!

The "Virtualization Technoloy" setting is in the CPU settings found in the "Advanced Settings" or in "System Security"

Once you are in the BIOS, go to:

  1. Advanced mode

  2. then CPU configuration

  3. then Scroll down to "Intel Virualization Technology"

  4. click to "Enable"

  5. then Click to "Save and Exit"

  6. DONE!

Your machine will continue to boot up and you should be able to use "Oracle's VirtualizationBox" now!

NOTE: These are "typical" instructions! Your BIOS layout may be different, so you may have to look around a bit in your BIOS to find where to enable the "Virtualization Technoloy" setting.

See the above "fix" on YouTube University!

A Windows 10 "software" way to enter BIOS is shown on Youtube Here!

AMD CPU related error:

Error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine "your VM name".

AMD-V is disabled in the BIOS. (VERR_SVM_DISABLED).

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)

Component: Console

Interface: IConsole {1968b7d3-e3bf-4ceb-99e0-cb7c913317bb}

This is actually the very same error as already covered in the previous "error" resolve.

The difference is the wording of the error. This "AMD-V" error has to do with the "Virtualization Technoloy" being disabled in the BIOS of an AMD cpu mother board!

The previous error wording as "VT-x" is wording related to the "Virtualiztion Technology" in an Intel CPU motherboard.

The resolve is exactly the same! One must go into the BIOS to "Enable" the "Virtualization Technology".

The easiest way is to follow the instructions "above", but if you're feeling spunky, you can folow the Windows 10 "software" method to enter the BIOS explained in this YouTube video.

This author prefers the old method!

Remember, the mouse will not work once you're in the BIOS so you must use the "arrow keys" on the Keyboard to navigate!


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