Solve “Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)” VirtualBox Error In Arch Linux

NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)

10 Responses

  1. Gerard Arthus says:

    Worked great, many thanks.

  2. Waket Zheng says:

    Worked! Thanks.

  3. Ostheer says:

    In order to install the correct host modules for your kernel, you must specify which ones you want to install.
    Refer to Lynob’s answer on

    In essence, do:
    sudo pacman -S linux316-virtualbox-host-modules
    where ‘linux316’ should be altered to you appropriate kernel version.

  4. elias says:

    i try to start centOs 7 in virtual box and i still get the same error
    Result Code:
    NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)

    what should i do ?

  5. Emanuel says:

    I received the same error. It was caused by the `/usr/` directory not being owned by root.

  6. ron says:

    DOESN’T WORK! I get this message (Ubuntu 16.04):
    ~$ sudo pacman -Syyu
    [sudo] Passwort für ich:
    sudo: pacman: Befehl nicht gefunden
    (=means “pacman” command not found).
    What is “pacman, anyway??

  7. Xeon says:

    Erase the file ~/.config/VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml, and then load manualy the virtual’s machine again.

  8. Piyush Bisen says:

    Thanks, It really saved me.

  9. SrimalPriyanga says:

    Host: Ubuntu 18.04
    Guest: Windows 10
    The machine was work smoothly until unexpectedly this error occurs
    Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: MachineWrap
    ******* Solution ******
    I haven’t made any update or any changes to host or guest recently, Therefor I looked carefully “VirtualBox VM” folder and recognize
    ” *.vbox ” file name has changed as follows ” Windows10-1.15-linux.vbox ” so first I rename the file as ” Windows10.vbox” now vdi and vbox file appear as follows
    ” Windows10.vbox ”
    ” Windows10.vdi ”

    close all the windows and restart both Host and Guest, IT’S WORKING …!!
    In my case this the simple solution that worked for me. 😀

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