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Help me enable VT-x??


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#1 bomber1712

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:32 PM

I am trying to set up Win8 on Virtual Box 4.1.8. This is new for me, but it seems that I am having an issue because VT-x is not enabled. I have verified that this chip allows it, but I cannot find any way to enable it. I tried to find it in BIOS, but to no avail. I tried running the ISO in Linux (Ubuntu 11.04) and Windows 7.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

In your bios it may not be labeled VT-x. It may just be something like Hardware VIrtualization or Virtualization.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:41 PM

I am just not seeing anything to that effect. Tabs include Main, Advanced, Security, Boot and Exit. Under Main, I can see information about the CPU, but the only editable items are the date and time. Under Security, there are only options to set passwords. Boot is the boot order and exit is just what it seems. Advanced has many editable options, but nothing related to VT, Virtualization or anything.

Is there any way that I can make a screen print of BIOS screens for you to see? Could it be that my BIOS doesn't allow it? I see BIOS version 72.13, and I checked the Gateway site to see if there was an update.

Edited by bomber1712, 04 March 2012 - 07:57 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:10 AM

Yes, its possible the BIOS does not support it, but its also possible the CPU does not either. As for screen shots of the BIOS, you would need to take a picture.

What is your CPU?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:06 AM

On my laptop, I have VMware WS 7. I cannot create a 64bit VM because VT is not supported.
I have to stick with 32 bit versions.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:40 AM

What is your CPU?



Grinler, the CPU is a Intel T2060. In SIW it shows as a dual core, and on Intel's website they state that VT is supported. Let me know if you have conflicting information.

Also, are you familiar with Bios-Mods.com? They have a BIOS for this machine and have a mod called SLIC 2.1. I am not sure what it will do for me, and I am not sure how to use it....

http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-Have-A-Gateway-Computer-Want-SLIC-2-1-This-Is-The-Only-Thread-You-Need

On my laptop, I have VMware WS 7. I cannot create a 64bit VM because VT is not supported.
I have to stick with 32 bit versions.



Rayj00 - I am trying to run a 32 bit version in VB on a machine that has Win7 32 bit.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:12 PM

From the reports I am reading on other sites, it looks like other gateway owners are having this issue as well and that hardware virtualization is disabled and there is no option to enable it in the bios. If that is the case your only option is to see if there is a newer bios for your gateway available and see if that contains the setting.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:41 PM

Any chance you know anything about that BIOS Mod? I downloaded a couple of files and flashed the BIOS but didn't notice any changes...

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

Unfortunately, I am not sure what that mod is for.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:01 PM

OK, thanks for all of your assistance. I will post back if I have any luck.




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