Hi,

On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 6:05 PM, francisco ramirez
<guadalupesalc...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Today, I turned on the system and when I click on START in VirtualBox to
> start the FreeDOS I get the following error message:
>
> Failed to open a session for the virtual machine FreeDOS.
>
> The virtual machine 'FreeDOS' has terminated unexpectedly during startup
> with exit code 1 (0x1).
>
> How can I troubleshoot this problem.

Try one of Ulrich's pre-installed images instead, and see if the
problem persists.

https://www.lazybrowndog.net/freedos/virtualbox/

It could be something rare (RAM or hard drive problem), but for now
I'm assuming otherwise.

> Is this a VirtualBox issue?

Maybe. Which version (5.x? 64-bit? host OS?) are you using? VT-X
enabled? Other relevant settings (e.g. memory managers loaded? HIMEMX
only? JEMMEX?)?

You could maybe file a VBox bug report, but you'd have to give them a
LOT more details. Besides, I don't think DOS is top priority for them
to fix anyways. Honestly, it's probably user error (more likely than
not) than actual bugs, but you never know.

> Is this a FreeDOS issue?

Highly doubtful. What kernel ("ver /r")? Never mind, presumably
whatever came with 1.1 (e.g. 2040).

> Thanks for anyone's help.

You could also just use QEMU instead. Some prebuilt Windows binaries
(e.g. 2.5.0) are here:

http://qemu.weilnetz.de/

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