There was an error while executing `VBoxManage` homestead up


There was an error while executing VBoxManage, a CLI used by Vagrant for controlling VirtualBox. The command and stderr is shown below.

Command: ["startvm", "b34e3109-0211-457e-9e17-e39a31b98a97", "--type", "headless"]


VBoxManage.exe: error: The configuration constructor in main failed due to a COM error. Check the release log of the VM for further details. (VERR_MAIN_CONFIG_CONSTRUCTOR_COM_ERROR)
    VBoxManage.exe: error: Details: code E_FAIL (0x80004005), component ConsoleWrap, interface IConsole
asked on Stack Overflow Jan 30, 2020 by Mois├ęs Bumba • edited May 25, 2020 by Dharman

1 Answer


Do you have Windows 10? If so then follow these three things...

  1. Check and enable Virtualization at Motherboard BIOS.
  2. Check if you have enable Hyper V in Windows 10 Optional features.
  3. Check if you have enable WSL on Windows 10
answered on Stack Overflow Feb 29, 2020 by Myster-Mayur

User contributions licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0