Oracle VM VirtualBox sudden error caused by USB port conflict on host machine

On one of my virtual servers, I suddenly encountered this error:

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine CentOS.

General failure – DON’T USE THIS!!!. (VERR_GENERAL_FAILURE).

Result Code:E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Interface:IConsole {8ab7c520-2442-4b66-8d74-4ff1e195d2b6}


This Oracle VM VirtualBox error resolved.  The problem went away when I went to the VM server’s settings and deactivated the USB port on the virtual machine.  This was the case for both the “Ubuntu 64” and the “CentOS6 64” virtual machine.  Just in case anyone else encounters this issue.

Apparently, I had plugged in an external USB drive to my host machine and this possibly triggered a conflict.  I hope this helps save someone some time!  Whatever the reason, if you Google this error and happen to come to this same error, this is what resolved the problem for me.

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