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VirtualBox upgrade wreaked my Windows 7 installation on Macintosh

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I've been using VirtualBox installed on my Mac Pro for over a year. I have a Windows 7 installation running on it. This morning, VirtualBox told me a new version is available. So I downloaded and installed it, ran it, tried to open my virtual machine and got a bunch of error messages and an "abort" button. OK, so the upgrade is no good. I downloaded a backup from last night of the Application. Ran that, tried to open my virtual machine, similar errors! So, I downloaded a backup of my virtual machine AND the application, still can't run my machine.

This virtual machine is vitally important to me. I have backups of everything and still I can't make it run. This very frustrating, I would really appreciate any help in getting back up and running. Thank you!!!
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Attached is what I get when I try to run it.

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Are you running the MAC OS in 64-bit mode and installed the 32-bit VirtualBox bits?

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No. I actually solved this already. Posted on the VirtualBox.org forums. The solution was to run Disk Utilities, Repair Disk Permisssions, restart computer... then it worked!
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Perfect.  Thanks for sharing.

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Solved on another forum.
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