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Error "FATAL: INT18: BOOT FAILURE" after Windows 7 installation

I tested Windows 7 installation under VirtualBox and, during operating system initialization, I got the following error:


This error may have different causes, but in summary it means that there is no bootable partition, even if installation have been concluded.

No matter how I create the partition I kept getting this error. I found a strange solution and I'm not sure why it worked, but it did: resume the installation procedure to the end (it will show another error at the end of the installation -- after the first reboot --, something about not being able to run Windows in the current hardware). Restart the installation procedure, reformat the partition you just installed your defective Windows. It worked for me the second time I installed it!