VT-x error while running Kali Linux ovf on Virtual Box in 32-bit Windows 10?


I have successfully run Ubuntu on my computer with an older version of VBox in Windows 7.

I updated VBox, and downloaded and imported a Kali Linux 2017 i686 .ovf file. But then I got an error after which I installed the extension pack. Now I'm getting a different VT-x error.

If it helps, the Acceleration reads : PAE/NX, KVM paravirtualization. The acceleration tab in settings is disabled.

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Kali-Linux-2017.1-vbox-i686.

VT-x is not available (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX).

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

asked on Super User May 24, 2017 by ProgramSpree • edited May 25, 2017 by ProgramSpree

1 Answer


I would follow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5482223/vt-x-is-not-available-when-i-start-my-virtual-machine

That error is more pointing to that your computers bios doesn't have virtualization enabled. That option isn't available on all CPU's.

Take a look into bios and verify that virtualization is enabled, if you can't find the option, verify that your CPU has the ability.

Most follow a VT- enable/disabled option, generally under CPU settings in bios.

answered on Super User May 25, 2017 by JustAGrump

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