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Local keeps "Starting Local Machine"


I downloaded Local app (local-by-flywheel-3-0-4-windows), but after the installation process, the app keeps “Starting Local Machine” and never starts.
The screenshot:

I’m on Windows 7 - 32 bit.
I have VirtualBox-5.2.24-128163-Win installed.

Attached below is my Local’s log: local-by-flywheel.log (64.6 KB)

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Had the same problem.


  1. Close flywheel app.
  2. open virtualbox
  3. select flywheels machine ( Websites. in my case it was just local test sites for wp so had no risk if I lost it all) and remove.
  4. start flywheel app and install.
  5. when it is fully loaded, restore each site.

Hope this can help. please note I am not a dev. I am just another customer so I can’t guarantee anything.

Hi Armand,

Thank you for the suggestion. Will try that.