Windows 8 not booting in VBox

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March 29, 2016 at 01:25:25
Specs: Peppermint 5, 1.5ghz cpu, 3.5gb ram, 1366x768 display
I created a Virtual machine on VBox with 1024mb RAM and 128mb video memory. Everytime I try to boot up my ISO, it stucks on the Windows 8 logo for awhile and then shows some error code and asks to restart the machine.
Any ways to solve the issue? I've just bought it but don't want to install on my native machine, which has Peppermint 5 installed.

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#1
March 29, 2016 at 01:33:21
Perhaps you could tell us what the error code is? This helps to identify the problem.

Could you also tell us whether you are trying to install the 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 8.


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#2
March 29, 2016 at 09:55:21
Here -
http://jaysarma987.xxxpart.com/file...
The message with the error code.
Additionally, this error screen shows up on boot -
http://jaysarma987.xxxpart.com/file...
But my vt-x/amd-v is enabled in my Windows 7 VBox but doesn't show any error.

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#3
March 29, 2016 at 21:57:41

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#4
March 30, 2016 at 00:50:52
Verify, like? I mean, how should I set the VBox settings to make it work?

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#5
March 30, 2016 at 06:12:13
.vbox files are just XML files, so you can open them in any text or XML editor. I used VirtualBox's GUI to give me the default 64-bit Win8 settings, and this is part of that file.
    <Hardware version="2">
      <CPU count="1" hotplug="false">
        <HardwareVirtEx enabled="true"/>
        <HardwareVirtExNestedPaging enabled="true"/>
        <HardwareVirtExVPID enabled="true"/>
        <HardwareVirtExUX enabled="true"/>
        <PAE enabled="false"/>
        <LongMode enabled="true"/>
        <HardwareVirtExLargePages enabled="true"/>
        <HardwareVirtForce enabled="false"/>
      </CPU>
. . . .
      <BIOS>
        <ACPI enabled="true"/>
        <IOAPIC enabled="true"/>
        <Logo fadeIn="true" fadeOut="true" displayTime="0"/>
        <BootMenu mode="MessageAndMenu"/>
        <TimeOffset value="0"/>
        <PXEDebug enabled="false"/>
      </BIOS>
. . . .
    </Hardware>

Failing these settings, make sure your virtualization extensions are enabled in your BIOS. Also, make sure your ISO is an x86 or x86-64 version of Windows.

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#6
March 30, 2016 at 17:29:54
The Windows 8 version is an x86 one.
And yes, virtualisation extension is enabled in my BIOS (considering WinXP and Win7 runs coool)
Gotta try the XML codes, I have no access to my PC now for like a week, will reply on 6th :)

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#7
May 28, 2016 at 06:48:16
Update the vbox or you can increase the number of cpu core

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#8
May 31, 2016 at 08:04:10
Hi, davistar
An update solved the issue. Thanks :)
but speaking in technical terms, I didn't actually get that.

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