Docker Quickstart Terminal. Unable to start the VM


After restarting machine and opening the Docker Quickstart Terminal, I get the following error:

Unable to start the VM: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe startvm default --type headless failed:
VBoxManage.exe: error: Raw-mode is unavailable courtesy of Hyper-V. (VERR_SUPDRV_NO_RAW_MODE_HYPER_V_ROOT)
VBoxManage.exe: error: Details: code E_FAIL (0x80004005), component ConsoleWrap, interface IConsole

Details: 00:00:02.064418 Power up failed (vrc=VERR_SUPDRV_NO_RAW_MODE_HYPER_V_ROOT, rc=E_FAIL (0X80004005))
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asked on Stack Overflow Apr 3, 2018 by nvillalobos

4 Answers


Enable Hyper V as following:

Run a command prompt as administrator and execute:

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

reboot and

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
answered on Stack Overflow May 10, 2018 by Bub Espinja • edited Jul 15, 2019 by Bub Espinja

Looks like you need to disable Hyper-V. You can do it from Windows Features option or command line.

answered on Stack Overflow Apr 3, 2018 by Prakash
dism /Online /Disable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V

reboot and

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

The above answer for me is working.

answered on Stack Overflow Jun 3, 2019 by elmo

As suggested above in Prakash's advice, this is what worked for me: Go to 'Turn Windows features on & off' in the Control Panel:


Uncheck 'Windows Hypervisor Platform'

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Reboot and reverse the process, enabling 'Windows Hypervisor Platform.'

answered on Stack Overflow Jul 27, 2020 by brohjoe

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