FIX: Windows 10 install error 0x0000005D in VirtualBox

Virtual box is one of the best virtualization software when it comes to Windows. Still, sometimes like other Windows errors, there are some installation errors found in the VirtualBox, such as error 0x0000005D. Here are some ways to fix this issue on your Windows 10.

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How to fix install error 0x0000005D in VirtualBox in Windows 10?

Changing BIOS settings:

  • First, reboot your computer.
  • Then press the F2 key repeatedly to access BIOS settings.
  • Now choose the option Advanced in the BIOS settings.
  • Select the CPU configuration feature
  • Look for the No-Execute Memory Protection option and open it.
  • Enable this feature
  • Now restart the PC and try installing Windows 10 in the Virtual box.

Change settings in the motherboard menu:

  • Set up the base memory to 4096 MB
  • In boot order, select the boxes next to CD/DVD and Hard Disk features.
  • Now set the chipset to PIIX3.
  • Next, set the Pointing Device feature to PS/2 Mouse.
  • Now head over to the Extended features section and select the option next to Enable I/O APIC feature.

Change settings in the Display tab:

  • Set the Video Memory to 256 MB
  • Set Monitor count to 1.
  • Go to the Extended features section, select the boxes next to the Enable 3D Acceleration and Enable 2D Video Acceleration features.
  • In the System tab, head over to the Acceleration menu, locate the Hardware virtualization section, then select the boxes next to the Enable VT-x/AMD-V and Enable Nested Paging features.
  • Head over to the System tab, look for the Processor menu, then set the Processor(s) to 4 CPUs (or how many you have in your system) and set the Execution Cap to 100%.
  • Finally, select the box next to the PAE/NX feature in the Extended features section.

We’re sure that you were able to fix the issue using the methods mentioned above.

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