You are running on a OS X à la Hackintosh ? You have a « VT-x is not available. VERR_VMX_NO_VMX » when you start a virtual machine ? Do not panic !
~/Library/VirtualBox/Machines directory you will find a folder for each virtual machine you have created. Within this directly you will find an XML file with the machine settings.
So, in your « user folder » (~/), there will be a Library folder, hidden in OS X Lion, so to see it, open the Finder, in the « Go » menu, hold ⌥.
Inside that Library folder, there is a folder called VirtualBox, which contains a Machines folder. In each VM folder, open the
*.vbox file using a text-editor. It’s a XML file.
It looks like:
Exit Virtual Box, change this « true » to « false » and Save. Restart Virtual Box and (or open it if you had it closed) and the hardware virtualization extensions will be disabled.
Seems like a clear bug with VirtualBox, being that the setting is grayed out in the GUI but you can change it in the XML config file and that fixes the problem.