VirtualBox crashes with STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND

Thomas Uhrig · August 20, 2015

As I’m a passionate Windows user (sorry…), I often use VirtualBox (with Vagrant) to pull up a Linux box to use Docker or some other “Linux-only” stuff. Usually, this works really fine, but today my VirtualBox crashed with a STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND error:


One of those mystic error where everything worked like a charm yesterday at 6 p.m., but when you start your machine today at 9 a.m. it’s broken. Damn.

The solution was (and still is) a small Windows patch you need to install on your machine:

Install, restart, back at work. I hope this will help you, too.

Best regards, Thomas