Kali linux installation in Virtual box


I install virtual box in windows 10. I add linux and try to deploy, but through error message as follows

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Kali.

The virtual machine 'Kali' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). More details may be available in 'C:\Users\Heart Hacker\VirtualBox VMs\Kali\Logs\VBoxHardening.log'.

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: Machine Interface: IMachine {480cf695-2d8d-4256-9c7c-cce4184fa048}

asked on Super User Jun 27, 2020 by Spurgeon Ebenezer

1 Answer


This seems to be an issue with your BIOS settings. You need to go into your bios (try del and the function keys on boot) and enable the virtualisation settings in the BIOS. This will under names like VT-d VT-x and virtualisation. Make sure all of those are on. Save those settings and reboot. You should now be able to start the guest.

If Hardware Virtualization is not available, then you can only run 32-bit guests.

Download Kali 32-bit from here (it is listed)


answered on Super User Jun 27, 2020 by Toffee • edited Jun 27, 2020 by John

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