VirtualBox is an Oracle virtualization software package that allows you to host multiple operating systems on a single physical machine. It can create and manage guest virtual machines, each with a guest operating system and its own virtual environment. VirtualBox has the advantage of saving physical space, energy and material costs.
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However, many users report that they cannot start VirtualBox. The critical error message displayed is “Failed to acquire the VirtualBox COM object. The application will terminate.” This may be due to a lack of administrator access when installing the software or insufficient permissions to start VirtualBox services.
However, you will notice that the above error can be corrected by different methods. To correct the error message you are currently experiencing, try some of these options and see if it works for you.
How to Fix ‘Failed to Acquire the VirtualBox COM Object’ Error
Run VirtualBox in Compatibility mode
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Check this box if it is not already selected and you will be able to select the version of Windows with which you want to make it compatible.Select one after the other, from the latest version (Windows 10) to the oldest, you will usually find the VirtualBox you are using that is compatible with Windows 7 or Vista.Apply and save your changes and run VirtualBox to check if the problem persists.
Register VirtualBox Command
Install VirtualBox with administrator privileges
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