Since the new release of Windows 8, a number of PC users have chosen to upgrade their computers to Windows 8 for the cool enjoyments. However, they have surfed various difficulties at the same time. For example, when trying to install Windows 8 on Virtualbox or VMWare, they get an error message. The stop error message code is 0x0000005D and it says that “Your PC needs to restart. Please hold down the power button”. In this article, we will share an easy way to fix the 0x0000005D issue.
Error Code 0x0000005D message:
The 0x0000005D error is caused by the Memory Protection option. Thus the solution is to make the No-Execute Memory Protection option enabled on your motherboard.
Maybe your motherboard is different, but the most important thing is to turn on the No-Execute Memory Protection option. Here I take the setting on my motherboard as an example.
Step 1. Restart your PC and press the F2 on your keyboard to access the BIOS.
Tip: As my motherboard is a Asrock motherboard, and yours may be different, and the key to access BIOS may be different too, please read the manual of your motherboard carefully to find out the right key.
Step 2. In the BIOS section, select Advanced > CPU Configuration.
Tip: For different motherboards, the steps may be different.
Step 3. Enable the No-Excute Memory Protection option.
By default, the No-Execute Memory Protection option is disabled. To set up Windows 8 with trouble-free, you need to find out the No-Execute Memory Protection option and turn its status into Enabled.
Step 4. Click on the Exit button to save your changes.
Step 5. Select Save Changes and Exit and then click on Yes to confirm.
Step 6. Restart your computer and go on to install Windows 8 on Virtualbox or VMWare as normal.
Everything will be OK then.