Thursday, March 1, 2012

VirtualBox - Windows 7 fails to install - Status: 0xc0000225

Problem:
While attempting to install Windows 7 as a guest on a Linux host using VirtualBox, the following error occurs during installation:

Windows failed to start...

Status: 0xc0000225

Solution:
In the VirtualBox settings for the virtual machine, select "Enable IO APIC" under System > Motherboard.

References:
virtualbox.org • View topic - [SOLVED] Windows 7 fails to install; Status: 0xc0000225

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