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I have oracle virtualbox3.2 installed on ubuntu 9.10 desktop. It was working fine for a long time but suddenly today when I try to open virtualbox going to Applications>system tools> it's showing the below error message on a window:

Failed to create the VirtualBox COM object.
The application will now terminate.
Start tag expected, '<' not found.
Location: '/home/avyakta/.VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml', line 1 (0), column 1.
/home/vbox/vbox-3.2.6/src/VBox/Main/VirtualBoxImpl.cpp[535] (nsresult VirtualBox::init())

Any fix for this?
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by:Kimmyel
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You may have to recompile the virtualbox kernel with this command

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
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by:Thyagaraj03
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The output of /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup:

 * Stopping VirtualBox kernel module                                             *  done.
 * Removing old VirtualBox netadp kernel module                                  *  done.
 * Removing old VirtualBox netflt kernel module                                  *  done.
 * Removing old VirtualBox kernel module                                         *  done.
 * Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module                                          *  done.
 * Starting VirtualBox kernel module                                             *  done.

But still I'm getting the same problem
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Kimmyel earned 500 total points
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Okay, then we move on to step 2.

Does the file /home/plumtreed/ .VirtualBox/Virtualbox.xml exists?

If it does:
- Then it might be corrupt

If it doesnt:
- It's missing for some reason and you have to recreate it, do you have any backup?

If you dont have any backup:
The easiest and possibly the only solution is to reinstall VBox
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by:Thyagaraj03
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I've a file Virtualbox.xml and it's empty. I even tried reinstalling vbox but no luck
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Any idea!
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I reinstalled vbox and added my VDI's again. But, the problem is the VDI's are raw. I have many snapshots for each VDI but even having specified the snapshot location, it's not showing/using the snapshots
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Any idea!?
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