VM doesn't start (Call to VidMessageSlotMap failed)


When I want to start a VirtualMachine (Fedora) I get the following Error.

Für die virtuelle Maschine My Fedora konnte keine neue Sitzung eröffnet werden.

Call to VidMessageSlotMap failed: Last=0xc000000d/87 (VERR_NEM_VM_CREATE_FAILED).

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

I already deactivated Hyper-V which seems to be one the most frequent reasons for this problem, but the error still occurs. Are there any other possible reasons? The VM worked properly, I didn't change anything, then the error occured when I wanted to start it.

asked on Stack Overflow Feb 14, 2020 by Lukas Paschen • edited Feb 14, 2020 by Lukas Paschen

2 Answers


I had same issues recently and solved it by following below steps -

  1. Downloads Device Guard and Credential Guard hardware readiness tool

2. Extract the file

  1. Run Windows Power Shell as Administrator (maybe you can use command prompt but i did it on power shell)

  2. cd to unzipped folder location (e.g. C:\Users\Dell\Downloads\Compressed\dgreadiness_v3.6\dgreadiness_v3.6) - for my case

  3. run this command .\DG_Readiness_Tool_v3.6.ps1 -Disable -AutoReboot

E.g.(PS C:\Users\Dell\Downloads\Compressed\dgreadiness_v3.6\dgreadiness_v3.6> .\DG_Readiness_Tool_v3.6.ps1 -Disable -AutoReboot)

Notes: Make sure to deactivate Windows Sandbox at Windows features to be safe.

answered on Stack Overflow Feb 15, 2020 by Htet Myat • edited Nov 11, 2020 by tripleee

The virtual box started working after I disabled [_] Windows Subsystem for Linux in "Windows Features". See the snapshot below.

Turn Windows features on or off

answered on Stack Overflow Nov 11, 2020 by AjayKumarBasuthkar • edited Nov 11, 2020 by AjayKumarBasuthkar

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