Virtual box isn't booting up the Ubuntu


I have been using Ubuntu on Virtual Box for six months. But today , when I tried to boot up Ubuntu, Vbox showed the following error.

The configuration constructor in main failed due to a COM error.
Check the release log of the VM for further details.


Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)  
Component: ConsoleWrap  
Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

I kept trying. But the same error pops up every single time.
What is wrong here ? How do I get my Ubuntu up and running without losing any data ?

asked on Stack Overflow Sep 19, 2019 by Daksh • edited Sep 4, 2020 by Daksh

2 Answers


I think it's a bug, I have it as well and it's probably Microsoft screwed things again as they usually do.

I tried everything I could and nothing solved the issue. we'll have to wait for Oracle to fix this I guess.

answered on Stack Overflow Oct 1, 2019 by Moh

I sorted it out. Turned out , I was using outdated version of VBox. I updated it. Its working now. I haven't lost any data

answered on Stack Overflow Oct 16, 2020 by Daksh

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