VM Start error on Windows 10 pro

Hi, am getting the above error code displayed. The virtualization feature on both my bios and hyper-v have been enabled.
Kindly solve this problem

Hi @pkirugu,

There are three common culprits for the type of error the user is seeing:

  • VT-x is not enabled in the BIOS
  • The CPU doesn’t support VT-x
  • Hyper-V virtualization is enabled in Windows

You need to disable Hyper-v in Windows, the next step is to open a command prompt as administrator and run the following command:

dism.exe /Online /Disable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V

Afterwards, reboot the PC and try VirtualBox again.


Yeah, ironic is it. You have to turn off HyperV.