virtualbox

I am trying to install virtualbox so that I can integrate it with gns3 and run juniper router simulation. I have win 7 64-bit. I installed virtualbox but then I saw the installer proceeded with a roll back. It stated that it has encountered an error and could not install. Before I google around, I'd like to get some thoughts from the experts. Thx
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leblancAccountingAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Something is wrong with your computer.

Try running System File Checker. Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW. Allow to complete, restart and test.

If this does not work, you may need to try Windows 7 Repair Install. You need a working recovery partition or a Windows 7 DVD. Here is a Seven Forums tutorial to assist.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Do you have Windows Home or Pro? I think you need Pro for Virtual Box. Do you have the latest release of Virtual Box?

I used VMware Workstation on Windows 7 Pro - trouble-free and now use VMware Workstation on Windows 8.1 Pro and again trouble-free.
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leblancAccountingAuthor Commented:
Win 7 pro 64-bit. The reason I want to use Virtualbox is because I want to integrate it with GNS3.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
please follow the official instructions below to locate the installation logs and let us know your findings or just simply post the logs.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/MSI_Logging
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bominthuCommented:
Try the installation by launching "Run as Administrator"

Can you post screenshot of the error if it failing?
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rindiCommented:
VirtualBox will install to home or above versions of Windows 7. I also never had any issues with the installation, so there must be something wrong with your host OS. Make sure it is updated. Also make sure your AV tool is fine, and scan it using malwarebytes to make sure no malware is present.

Then run a chkdsk "x:" /f /r from an elevated CMD prompt, (substitute "X:" with your drive letter).

When that is done run SFC /scannow, also from an elevated CMD prompt.

When all that is done, try installing VBox again.
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Network ZeroCloud Engineer Commented:
Are you using an iso file for windows? If so use another iso.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
> If so use another iso.

to verify if your ISO file is not corrupt, compare its MD5 or SHA1 result with the checksum given at the Download page of Virtual8ox Binaries.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
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leblancAccountingAuthor Commented:
run as admin did not work (see pic)
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
just wondering if you have tried checking log files and verifying the installer's checksum?
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leblancAccountingAuthor Commented:
same error after /scannow (see pic)

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rindiCommented:
Did you do all the steps I asked you to, like scanning for malware, chkdsk etc?
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leblancAccountingAuthor Commented:
I did scan for malware and chkdsk. Got the same error. I think something is really messed up with my laptop. I tried on another laptop and I had no problem installed Virtualbox.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Did you read my post above ?  Try a Windows 7 Repair Install. Yes, your computer is messed up badly.

If you are looking for another year out of this computer, it may be faster to backup everything, format and reinstall Windows.
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leblancAccountingAuthor Commented:
I am getting a new laptop.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks. Getting a new laptop is essentially the same (for this question) as reinstalling Windows.
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