VirtualBox

Ticket #4702 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Can't run 64bits guest on Windows XP 32 bits

Reported by: cyruspy Owned by:
Priority: major Component: VMM
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.4 Keywords: 64bit_guests 32bit_hosts
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description

I have an Optiplex 755 with latest BIOS running Windows XP SP2. The virtualization support in BIOS is enabled and a utility from Intel says my processor supports Virtualization.

When I start a 64bits guest VBox inmediatly states that the hardware virtualization function is not functional and asks me to check de BIOS.

I'm trying to install OpenSUSE 11.2@x86_64 (in development) but also tried with Windows 7 64bits.

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VBox.log Download (33.7 KB) - added by cyruspy 5 years ago.
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Change History

Changed 5 years ago by cyruspy

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

Your BIOS hasn't turned on VT-x properly. Try to find an update. We can't fix this problem for you.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 5 years ago by cyruspy

Replying to cyruspy:

I have an Optiplex 755 with latest BIOS running Windows XP SP2. The virtualization support in BIOS is enabled and a utility from Intel says my processor supports Virtualization.

When I start a 64bits guest VBox inmediatly states that the hardware virtualization function is not functional and asks me to check de BIOS.

I'm trying to install OpenSUSE 11.2@x86_64 (in development) but also tried with Windows 7 64bits.

I'm running latest BIOS update, I'll check with Dell support. Thanks

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

For clarification: your BIOS has not enabled VT-x and has locked the mechanism to enable it. This means the setting can't be changed until the system is rebooted.

Note that I've seen quite a few BIOSes of several vendors that messed up VT-x enabling one way or the other.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by cyruspy

Apparently it's a bug, dunno... Checked with a utility ( http://www.grc.com/files/securable.exe) and it also reports the feature as disabled.

Would be nice to have this fixed by Dell, but as this is at the office, the people from helpdesk are contemplating to simple swap the machine with another one...

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