Virtualbox won't start after recent windows 10 update


After upgrading to Build 14295.rs1_release.160318-1628, virtualbox won't start.
Got this in the Event Viewer:


Faulting application name: VirtualBox.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x56d9b7eb
Faulting module name: VirtualBox.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x56d9b7eb
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000001a432
Faulting process id: 0x22e4
Faulting application start time: 0x01d18cf9d6141ade
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VirtualBox.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VirtualBox.exe
Report Id: 0ba2e59e-e6aa-400d-905f-19e8aaa74d63
Faulting package full name: 
Faulting package-relative application ID: 


Fault bucket 120426854152, type 4
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: VirtualBox.exe
P3: 56d9b7eb
P4: VirtualBox.exe
P6: 56d9b7eb
P7: c0000005
P8: 000000000001a432

Attached files:

These files may be available here:

Analysis symbol: 
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 0ba2e59e-e6aa-400d-905f-19e8aaa74d63
Report Status: 0
Hashed bucket: 60353ba07915e7e823694bedb76dcf8c

At first I was running 5.0.14 version but when this happened I upgraded to 5.0.16 but problem still remains. Anyone got this issue?

Just found out it's possible to roll back to previous build (in my case it's version 1511, os build 10586.164) Settings -> Recovery -> Go back to an earlier build and virtualbox working again.

asked on Super User Apr 2, 2016 by tranq • edited Apr 2, 2016 by psycat

3 Answers


There were changes in Build 14295.rs1_release.160318-1628 that broke Virtualbox, but the Virtualbox team are aware of the issues and the latest test builds have corrected this. This file works for me:

If you want further info see here: feedback-hub:?contextid=156&feedbackid=81357525-4f41-4507-9f4d-35f1ca987e52&form=1&src=2 (paste link into explorer within windows)

Or for anyone else who finds Virtualbox issues on Win 10, see here and wants to try the latest test build, it should be available here:

answered on Super User Apr 6, 2016 by MJ.

I had the same issue when I updated windows 10. It is not even open any window when I try to open the VM application. So I just downloaded VM latest version from

and installed. On run it showed all the previous VM images that I installed. It worked.

answered on Super User May 28, 2017 by santoshthota

You need to make sure that the original Virtual machine folder under the directory OS(C:)/users/user_name/VirtualBox_VMs is intact.

Uninstall and reinstall the current version of VirtualBox.

The new version should point to this folder and your old Vms will be intact.

answered on Super User Sep 27, 2016 by Kiarie

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