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Installing Docker on Windows 7 Fails


(Avtopilot) #1

Expected behavior

Actual behavior

Following installation instruction for Windows 7 listed above

Step 1
Checked that virtualization enabled and OS is 64-bit

Step 2
Used all defaults for Docker Toolbox installation

Step 3
Getting the following error:

Error creating machine: Error in driver during machine creation: Unable to start
the VM: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe startvm default --typ
e headless failed:
VBoxManage.exe: error: The virtual machine ‘default’ has terminated unexpectedly
during startup with exit code -1073741819 (0xc0000005). More details may be av
ailable in 'C:\Users\username.docker\machine\machines\default\default\Logs\VBoxH
VBoxManage.exe: error: Details: code E_FAIL (0x80004005), component MachineWrap,
interface IMachine

Looks like something went wrong in step ‘Checking if machine default exists’…
Press any key to continue…

I’ve tried different versions of Virtual Box and Docker (see below), NDIS6 and NDIS5, but still getting the same error message.

Any help appreciated.


  • VirtualBox 5.0.24/5.0.26
  • Docker 1.11.2/1.12.0
  • Windows 7 64-bit

(Glorin) #2

I have the same issue. Did you find a solution?