If you have installed Windows OS on VirtualBox, but VirtualBox is causing Blue Screen error in Windows 11/10, you can go through these troubleshooting suggestions to get rid of the issue. There are multiple reasons why VirtualBox is causing BSOD on Windows 11/10. However, here we have discussed some of the most common reasons and fixes so that you can use this virtual machine software without any problem on your Windows PC.
VirtualBox causing Blue Screen in Windows 11/10
If VirtualBox is causing Blue Screen in Windows 11/10, follow these solutions:
- Low on RAM or computer resources
- Disable Hyper-V
- Uninstall another virtual machine software
- Corrupt ISO file
To learn more about these solutions, continue reading.
1] Low on RAM or computer resources
It is the first thing you need to check when you get the Blue Screen error after running the VirtualBox. Whether you face a problem with VirtualBox or VMware virtualization apps, you need to check it before anything else. No matter if you run Windows 10, Windows 11, or any other version of Windows on VirtualBox, you must have an adequate amount of RAM and other computer resources to run the app.
Otherwise, you will find lagging while using the virtual machine. Secondly, you will find the Blue Screen error when your host computer won’t able to process all the services for running the virtual machine. That is why it is highly recommended to assign not more than 50% of your RAM and other computer resources to the virtual machine. If you have done it mistakenly, you need to tweak the configuration first.
2] Disable Hyper-V
VirtualBox is a level 2 hypervisor, and that is why it is recommended to disable the Hyper-V, which is a level 1 hypervisor. Many people try Hyper-V first to create a virtual machine since it is an in-built option. If you have enabled Hyper-V first and then tried the VirtualBox software on your computer, you may find such a BSOD problem.
Follow these steps to disable Hyper-V on Windows 11/10:
- Search for windows features in the Taskbar search box.
- Click on the individual search result.
- Hide the Hyper-V option.
- Remove the tick from the corresponding checkbox.
- Click the OK button.
After that, you may need to restart your computer to get the change.
3] Uninstall another virtual machine software
If you have installed multiple virtual machine apps on your Windows 11/10 computer, you may encounter the aforementioned issue. That is why it is highly recommended to uninstall other virtual machine software before running the VirtualBox. No matter whether you have installed Windows 11, Windows 10, or any other operating system on VirtualBox, you must go through this step to troubleshoot the issue. For that purpose, you can use Revo Uninstaller, CCleaner, etc.
4] Corrupt ISO file
If you have faced this problem while installing the OS on the virtual machine, you need to check the ISO file. A corrupt ISO file could also cause the same problem.
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Is VirtualBox Safe for Windows 11?
Yes, VirtualBox is safe for Windows 11. No antivirus or antimalware or adware removal tool has flagged this application on Windows 11/10 PC. Whether you want to install Windows 11, Windows 10, Linux, or anything else virtually, you can do that with the help of VirtualBox. However, you must have adequate resources to run the operating system virtually.
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How do I enable VirtualBox in Windows 11?
VirtualBox is a third-party software, and you need to download and install the app on your computer. You can download VirtualBox from the official website for Windows 11/10 PC. You can follow this guide to download VirtualBox and enable virtualization on Windows 11/10.
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