Ubuntu – Virtual Box Won’t Accept .ISO To Install OS

virtualboxwindows xp

I am trying to install a Virtual Machine, and every time I select the installation media I get this error:

Failed to open the CD/DVD image /home/jesse/Documents/Microsoft Windows Distribution ISO Archive/Microsoft.Windows.XP.Professional.ISO.
Could not get the storage format of the medium '/home/jesse/Documents/Microsoft Windows Distribution ISO Archive/Microsoft.Windows.XP.Professional.ISO' (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).
Result Code: VBOX_E_IPRT_ERROR (0x80BB0005)
Component: Medium
Interface: IMedium {53f9cc0c-e0fd-40a5-a404-a7a5272082cd}
Callee: IVirtualBox {c28be65f-1a8f-43b4-81f1-eb60cb516e66}

I would like too know how to fix this annoying error.

Best Answer

Make sure that you are choosing the right OS under the settings. (eg. Microsoft Windows, Windows XP) If that is correct try choosing "Unknown Windows" for the version.

Otherwise it is probably a bad or broken iso. Try re-downloading if possible.

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