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VT-x is disabled in BIOS

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    I have an HP 6730b laptop running Windows 7 and I have enabled Virtualization Technology in the BIOS but I still get the “VT-x is disabled error in BIOS” error when starting the sandbox in Oracle VM VirtualBox v4.3.2. All software was obtained via this link: http://hortonworks.com/products/hortonworks-sandbox/. Please advise.

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    Cheryle Custer

    Hi Patrick,

    Are you able to run other VMs? If not, please try a cold boot (shut down, turn off, turn on, start up) to ensure the virtualization set up is completely enabled.


    The cold boot did the trick. Thank you! Apparently a warm reboot is insufficient.

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