Last Updated: May 21, 2017
· sergiotapia

Installing Windows 7 on VirtualBox. Error status: 0xc0000225?

Today, after finally taking the plunge into the Linux world (I'm trying to refocus my work to the Rails ecosystem), I installed VirtualBox on Linux Mint 13.

Simple enough, a little visit the software center and done.

I created my new virtual machine and tried installing Windows 7 from my .ISO file but behold a glitch!


Windows failed to start.

A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

Status: 0xc0000225

The fix is real simple.

All you have to do is open the settings for your virtual machine:

System > Enable IO APIC

Save your new changes and launch the virtual machine again, everything will now run smoothly and you'll be able to install Windows 7.

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I ran into the same problem today installing Windows 7 Enterprise in Virtual Box on Mountain Lion. This fixed worked. Thanks for saving me a ton of time!

over 1 year ago ·

@craigmaslowski You're very welcome, I'm glad it saved you some needless work.

over 1 year ago ·

This fix worked for me too, you the man!

over 1 year ago ·

Genius, thanx

over 1 year ago ·

Nice, thx

over 1 year ago ·

Thanks A lot ♥

over 1 year ago ·