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Windows Sandbox failed to start, Error 0x80070015, The device is not ready in Windows 10


Many Windows users experience error while using Windows Sandbox that has an error code of 0x80070015.
Here at Outsource Path, as part of our Technical Support Services, we regularly help our Customers to fix Windows relates errors.
In this context, we shall look into steps to fix this Windows Sandbox error.

What Causes of Windows Sandbox failed to start, Error 0x80070015, The device is not ready in Windows 10?

This error signifies that there are issues with the supporting services of Windows Sandbox. It is possible that these services are misconfigured or that they are outdated and has to be updated.
When this error occurs, you will get an error message such as this;
Windows Sandbox failed to start. Error 0x80070015. The device is not ready. Would you like to submit feedback about this issue?

How to fix Windows Sandbox failed to start, Error 0x80070015, The device is not ready in Windows 10 ?

To fix this Windows error, simply follow the steps below;

1. Make sure that all the supporting processes and services of Windows Sandbox are running properly

If running Windows Sandbox as an administrator didn’t fix the error, you have to ensure that all related processes for Windows Sandbox are running properly.
To do that, follow these steps:
i. Tap the Win + R keys to launch the Run utility and type “services.msc” in the field and hit Enter to open the Windows Services Manager.
ii. Next, from the list of services, look for the following services in the given order:
a. Network Virtualization Service: (Startup type: Manual)
b. Virtual Disk: (Startup type: Manual)
c. Hyper – V Virtual Machine: (Startup type: Manual)
d. Hyper – V Host Compute Service: (Startup type: Manual)
e. Container Manager Services: (Startup type: Automatic)
iii. After you find the aforementioned services, restart each one of them.
iv. Once done, try to open the Windows Sandbox again and see if the error is fixed or not.

2. Try to install any pending Windows Updates

Here you can check Windows Updates in your computer and see if there are any pending Windows Updates you have to install.
All you have to do is go to the Windows 10 Settings app and then go to the Windows Updates section and click on the "Check for updates" button to check if there are any pending updates that’s needed to be installed.
This could fix the Windows Sandbox Error 0x80070015.

3. Try to run Windows Sandbox as an admin

To do this follow the steps below;
i. In the Start Menu, scroll down until you see the entry for the Windows Sandbox.
ii. Then right click on it and select More and then select the “Run as administrator” option to open it with admin privileges.
iii. Next, if a User Account Control or UAC prompt pops up, just click on Yes to proceed.
iv. You should now be able to open the Windows Sandbox without the error.

[However, if this Windows error persists, We can help you.]


Conclusion

This article will guide you on the right steps to go about fixing Windows Sandbox failed to start, Error 0x80070015, The device is not ready in Windows 10 error.

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