The problem seems to have been that I installed 3. It might also solve this error for users of Microsoft Windows 10 who have the optional Ubuntu files installed inside of Windows. Hi, I did an update of 4. Also did you get this from Microsoft or some other location? Cannot access the kernel driver Discussions related to using VirtualBox on Windows hosts. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

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I think I have now found the cause of the problem. Depending on what your host operating system is, you may want to use one of several different tools used to inspect the service.

I found this answer in the VirtualBox Forum. Reply with quote Re: Presumably the best thing is to go back to 4. After the update I wasn’t able to start any guests. Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Windows 7. Cannot access the kernel driver Ask Question. Kerrnel regards, John Bijnens.

How to Fix Portable VirtualBox Kernel Driver Runtime Error

But I still get the erroe error. Here is an extended list of settings turned on: Also tried disabling AV and that didn’t work either.

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In that case, you could be missing a generic header or something. Select the Edit menu and then select Fix Broken Packages. I still get “cannot access the kernel driver” whenever I try to run an existing VM. Thank you very much!

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Did you use a download manager to download it? When I abort it I get runtimme below; Failed to open a session for the virtual machine sage. After following the steps above, my unchanged Linux guest continues to boot. Click here to fix Windows errors and optimize system performance. VirtualBox should now work again as expected. The virtual machine ‘sage’ has terminated unexpectedly during startup.

Discussions related to using VirtualBox on Windows hosts. Install Linux Guest Additions Howto: Download an old copy of your Virtualbox installer make sure it’s the same version!

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Make sure the kernel module has been loaded successfully. Putting the initial confusion aside, this is cannot no means a new bug with Virtualbox in Windows. In either case, you may find that the service never stops or becomes a zombie process. Thank you john as this fix worked great.

Thanks, this helped don’t forget to reboot as well!