Error (0xc0000225) installing Windows 7 on VirtualBox

by Michael Urspringer - 03.12.2012

If you get this error while trying to install Windows 7 or Windows 2008 Server within a Virtualbox guest

Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
To fix the problem......
Status: 0xc0000225
Info: An unexpected error has occurred.

you need to do the following to resolve the issue:

  • Power Down the Virtual Machine
  • Go to the Settings of the Virtual Machine
  • Under “System” tick on “Enable IO APIC”


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One Response to Error (0xc0000225) installing Windows 7 on VirtualBox

  1. jonwane says:

    Thank you! This worked!

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