Saturday, July 2, 2011

VBoxManage: error: Could not find a registered machine named (Errors & Solutions -#19)

I got the following Error while running a VBoxManage command

Error

VBoxManage: error: Could not find a registered machine named 'VMXP'
VBoxManage: error: Details: code VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x80bb0001), component VirtualBox, interface IVirtualBox, callee nsISupports
Context: "FindMachine(Bstr(a->argv[0]).raw(), machine.asOutParam())" at line 562 of file VBoxManageMisc.cpp

Solution

Run the following command before the VBoxManage command

VBoxManage registervm /home/user/VirtualBox\ VMs/VMXP/VMXP.vbox


24 comments:

  1. Muito bom, obrigado.

    Very good, thanks.

    Romero

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  2. Thanks, this helped me work out a problem!

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  3. hello, i'm trying to make a snapshot in terminal, but i always get error :

    VBoxManage: error: Could not find a registered machine named 'cuckoo1'
    VBoxManage: error: Details: code VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x80bb0001), component VirtualBox, interface IVirtualBox, callee nsISupports
    Context: "FindMachine(Bstr(a->argv[0]).raw(), machine.asOutParam())" at line 562 of file VBoxManageMisc.cpp

    I've done as you told, but cann't work.
    can you help me?

    thanks

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    1. Maybe try running cmd as administrator... helped in my case!

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    2. Thanks! I spent several hours fighting this until I found your answer. Worked like a charm!!!

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  4. I tried your suggestion, but my vbox files are not under users, they are on a separate drive. The command VBoxManage registervm "D:\VirtualBox VMs\itJobFlow\italien.vbox" causes the error "... has the same UUID as an existing virtual machine", which I assume means it's already registered. If that's so, how come the command VBoxManage modifyvm "italien" --pagefusion on causes the error Could not find a registered machine named 'italien'? Thanks, Xavier

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  5. Thanks man!

    If someone had the problem "Premature end of data in tag VirtualBox line 8."... try to open the xml file with a editor then save it changing the extension from .xml to .vbox and then execute what Ouda said.

    Cheers.

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  6. Thanks! Saved my day.

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  7. Thank you so much...

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  8. thanks you so much,....

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  9. .vbox is in your /home/username/VirtualBox VMs/VMname/VMname.vbox.

    Your VMname.vdi can be in other place, both with the same name.

    1. [sudo] VBoxManage registervm /home/username/VirtualBox\ VMs/VMname/VMname.vbox

    2. [sudo] VBoxManage setextradata VMname VBoxInternal/CPUM/CMPXCHG16B 1

    Is this allright?

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  10. Thanks a ton.. u made my day :-)

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  11. thank you friend! :)

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  12. Got similar error as the result of updating virtual box at the same time when the vm was running. Could not start VM. Tried:
    VBoxManage showvminfo w7
    VBoxManage: error: Could not find a registered machine named 'w7'
    VBoxManage: error: Details: code VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x80bb0001), component VirtualBox, interface IVirtualBox, callee nsISupports
    VBoxManage: error: Context: "FindMachine(Bstr(VMNameOrUuid).raw(), machine.asOutParam())" at line 2611 of file VBoxManageInfo.cpp

    Run: VBoxManage -nologo list vms
    and one of the line was

    "" {2e8117bc-9551-4d2e-9831-3828569c98e4}

    so I tried to replace the vm name with uuid:

    VBoxManage showvminfo '2e8117bc-9551-4d2e-9831-3828569c98e4'
    Name:
    UUID: 2e8117bc-9551-4d2e-9831-3828569c98e4
    Config file: /home/alexk/VirtualBox VMs/w7/w7.vbox
    Access error details:
    VBoxManage: error: Cannot attach medium '/usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso' {66c6626f-8fae-4007-b15d-f5eb3fdd02a0}: medium is already associated with the current state of machine uuid {2e8117bc-9551-4d2e-9831-3828569c98e4}!
    VBoxManage: error: Details: code VBOX_E_OBJECT_IN_USE (0x80bb000c), component Medium, interface IMedium

    edited ~/VirtualBox VMs/w7/w7.vbox

    excluded lines with 66c6626f-8fae-4007-b15d-f5eb3fdd02a0

    tried again

    VBoxManage showvminfo '2e8117bc-9551-4d2e-9831-3828569c98e4'

    was all good -- tried to start vm from GUI virtual box -- was successfull, but I could not insert the cd with guest addition. Powered off vm; added cd/dvd -- started agin -- drive d: was not available, but guest additions were mounted as the drive e:

    Applied -- all good. Decided to add my comment as it may be useful for some body

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    1. <inaccessible> disappeared from "" -- did not think about URL encoding. Cheers

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  13. I have been trying to figure out the correct solution to my issue for weeks, incorrectly assuming that it was a an ownership issue, or something related to my Cuckoo installation. I will almost certainly link to your blog from my own, once I document what I have done. Thanks.

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  14. when i tried to run this command, it return error says "Syntax error: Incorrect number of parameters"

    Please help me out,, working on it day night,, to install yosemite on my pc..

    Thanks in advance

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  15. Getting syntax error

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  16. Run virtualbox with elevated rights.

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