Ticket #8523 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Failed to Create the VirtualBox COM object

Reported by: ronys Owned by:
Priority: major Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Trying to resolve inability to create/import/modify any VM on my WindowsXP host, I've don a fresh install, and got the attached when staring VirtualBox immediately after install.

Please advise.



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Change History

Changed 7 years ago by ronys

Screendump with error details

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by frank

Are you sure that the current user is able to create the directory which is displayed in the error message? Please also be aware that you should install VirtualBox as normal user, not as admin.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by ronys

  1. The current user is certainly able to create the directory in question.
  2. I'm installing VirtualBox as a user with admin rights, but username != Administrator. Is this a problem? Can I change the user to "Limited", install, and then change back to Administrator?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by ronys


I just found a workaround that solves the problem for me, and might indicate where the root cause lies: Invoking VirtualBox.exe from within a cygwin bash shell works perfectly!

Hope this helps,


comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by frank

  • Priority changed from blocker to major

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)
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