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BSOD loop: The video driver failed to initialize

Q: BSOD loop: The video driver failed to initialize

I've got a problem with a friends computer.

It is a Dell Inspiron 1300 with Windows XP Home
It has a video card built into the mobo...default Dell graphics kind of thing.

Anyway I was working on the computer because it was slow. I disabled a lot of unnecessary items in msconfig startup, and uninstalled some unwanted software. Then I restarted, all was okay. I uninstalled some more software, such as AOL, and the AOL connectivity Assistant (or something like that), and it said I needed to restart in order to delete all temporary files.

We I restarted and while windows was loading (immediately after the boot screen with the scrolling bar) it gave me a Blue Screen of Death.

"A problem has been detected and windows has beend {fecal expression} down to prevent damage to your computer.

The video driver failed to initialize
the usual BSOD suggestions

Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x000000B4 (0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00050000)

I have tried all start up options including Safe Mode, Last known good config, etc. All result in the same error.

I have even tried a Windows Repair with the install disc. It copys the files over, then restarts after you take the disc out like normal, then when it should start the windows installer to finish the repair it hits the same error again.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Preferred Solution: BSOD loop: The video driver failed to initialize

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: BSOD loop: The video driver failed to initialize

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I m trying to start Windows 2000 and i keep getting the following message: 'The Video Driver Failed to Initialize'. I have looked on the Microsoft website on which they advice you to start Windows in Safe Mode....i have tried this many times but the same message comes up. Can u help please?

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ok when i start up my laptop it loads the black screen with the little loading bar then it goes to the blue screen and says

a problem has been detected ect

and also it says the video driver failed to initialize

and it gives me this stop number

stop: 0x000000b4 (0xfffffa800b5c0920,0xfffffa8000b5c60000,0xfffffa8000b5c7000,

can any one help oir am i going to havew to formatt my pc?

A:video driver failed to initialize


This BSOD can be caused by a number of things:
Recent hard-ware change; corrupt or uninstalled graphics card driver; graphics card conflict; dead graphics card.
Can you boot into Safe Mode which uses a standard, basic graphics card driver or Last Known Good Configuration? If not, are you getting past the BIOS screen? Have you made any changes recently, to settings, software or drivers?

Can you please fill in your system specs and does your computer have a parallel port?

It is also worth running a memory test, just to check your RAM, either one that has come with your computer or Memtest and then post your results.

Can you access your Vista DVD, and if you can, have you tried running start-up repair, though I really doubt it will help.
If you can access Safe Mode, try to update or roll back your graphics card driver from Device Manager and then update to the latest ATI or nVidia driver (or whatever your graphics card needs)

Then navigate to C:\Windows\Minidump, zip up the contents of the dump files and upload them to your next post. You may want to put them in your Documents folder first.

Hope this helps,


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My PC was turning itself off lately for no reason and with no message. so I thought it was some kind of a virus and I came with a solution.. Windows reinstall.

Now there is a problem. I don't have my old OS anymore, because I did change particions on a disc just before installing fresh copy. The new XP I'm trying to install goes down just after light blue instalation screen - the one after WinXP logo apears. And that stops instalation process.

Than I'm getting BSOD with "Stop 0x000000B4 The video driver failed to initialize" message. Alternatively PC turns itself off without any message. The instalation from CD went smoothly.

I can't run safe mode, enable VGA does not work too, basicly whatever I do in this F8 menu gets ignored by my PC.

I've read some posts on forum, but it seams like all people already have OS working when they first recived the error message.

Any ideas what to do? I'm not too advanced in IT, so bear in mind I can ask stupid questions...

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I'm having a lot of computer problems with my Acer Aspire Laptop. It's a 4 year old laptop, running XP Pro and everything seems to be running fine except the computer turns itself off at random times. Sometimes it will be working fine with no problems for hours then next time time i use it, it will shut itself down after a while for no apparant reason, and then coming up with a STOP 0x000000B4 video driver failed to initialize error next boot, turning itself off and repeating. Then if i try to run it in safe mode it will be stuck for about 5mins and then show the error and reboot itself. Also i've had memory error at log in screen then PC turn itself off then STOP 0x000000B4 video driver failed to initialize error.

I've had to turn the computer off and leave it for a while before turning it back on to get a successful boot.

By the way this is all happening after a fresh recovery of Windows by using the Acer Recovery Menu and was happening before hand aswell with more errors at the Log in screen such as different applications encountering problems and needing to close and then the PC turning itself off.

How can i fix this if the recovery didn't help???

A:STOP 0x000000B4 video driver failed to initialize

Is the cooling vent clear of dust? Have you tried vaccuuming it out?

If you have the install disk, you could try SFC /scannow. (unless Acer Recovery Menu means only a Recovery partition exists)

edit: even though this is for HP, it may work for you; http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...ectID=lpv19330

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I think this is the right section. I did some searching but didn't find anything to help me.

My PC was working fine yesterday morning. I then went to work and came back, turned it on and it doesn't boot. It gets to the vista loading bar then goes black and restarts. It comes up with the startup repair but that cannot fix it. I can't boot in any mode at all. When I've disabled restarting when there is a crash I get to a blue screen which says :

"The video driver failed to initialize

STOP: 0x000000B4 (0x8747F008, 0x87009000, 0x86EDE00, 0x00000000)"

Ive tried running many tests but none of them find a solution. I even tried running a Live CD of Ubuntu so that I could actually boot up but that also fails. I can't think of much else to do. I can restore it back to factory settings but I will lose all my files.

PC Specs
ATI 1300/1550 series

Any solutions?
If you need anymore information just ask.

Thanks in advance, Mattie.

A:Video Driver failed to initialize [Home 32bit]

Same problem/error message.

Vista repair CD failed to help & gave up.

PC itself is still ok - am using it to type this, but in SUSE Linux from one of my additional partitions. My two existing Windows partitions are visible and intact. Thus this seems to be a Vista only software or file corruption issue.

Since drive is accessible, I can, at least, pull off any files... but the "reload from scratch" aspect is painful of course.... Am hoping to fix the actual problem instead.

Any helpers? thanks folks!

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First off, I have Windows XP on an HP dv8000t laptop.

Alright, about an hour ago I left my laptop alone in another room while I ws studying so it wouldn't bother me. Well after I finished studying, I came to check something on my laptop and I noticed it had been turned off. I know no one came and turned it off and I also know it doesn't automatically shut down when it's inactive (it only goes into hibernation) this is the second time it's randomly shut off like this, but this time a problem came up when I tried to restart it.

After I booted it up again it got past the Windows XP loading display and instantly goes into a blue sreen that reads: Video driver failed to initialize (STOP: 0x000000B4).
Every time I try to restart the laptop now it gives me that same message after the XP load screen. I've tried loading it in safe mode (with all the different safe mode settings) and I also tried the enable VGA mode (I saw that as a suggestion on a toppic like this last year here) but all that mode does is lead me to another blue screen that reads: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

I really don't know what to do now. I've tried using the system restore, but when I try the default restore it gives me the "Video driver failed to initialize" blue screen. I don't even want to attempt the full format becasue I just recently finished putting new pictures and videos onto my laptop that I haven't had a chance to back up (I know, stupid me).

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A:"Video driver failed to initialize"

Hi and welcome. Not too many options on a laptop. I'd go with the call to the support desk. My bet is that something overheated.

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I'm having problems with a friend's PC that it stuck in a reboot loop. It's giving me the BSOD Stop Error 0x0000004b, which is a problem with the video card or it's drivers. I've went through both KB articles covering the subject, but neither have worked. I can't boot into safe mode, VGA mode or use the Last Known Configuration Option.

So far I've tried using the recovery console's chkdsk /r option, attempted a repair through the 2000 Pro setup disk and nothing works. It's an integrated video card, so would throwing in a PCI card possibly work?

Are there any other options? Thanks!!!

A:Video Card Failed to Initialize

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Hello everyone,
i need help with my notebook, i have a sony vaio with an integrated video graphics intel gma... with windows xp
i recently found a virus and needed to reinstall the windows, i intent to reinstall it and when it needs to reboot(doesn't finish to install it) it shows me bluescreen and an error "....video failed to initialize...." then it says that i should do something in the bios ... i don't remember exactly but neider of what it says there i'm sure it won't fix the problem
i tried installing 2 windowses, both xp, so if i couldn't finish to install it i can't use it, when i turn it on it loads the windows logo and then it shut's down
what should i do ?

oh and another thing, it doesn't start everytime, sometimes it loads only the sony vaio logo and blocks i have to push some buttons to go further

A:Error video failed to initialize

may be some prob in your driver CD______If everything is okay than try to reinstall it.

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My windows xp home will not boot in regular or safe mode, or any system restore modes, it gets to windows loading bar then gives me a blue "video drivers failed to initialize" error after which i reset.

This happened after i tried to install updated drivers for my nforce 6800 mobo (may have been the wrong drivers). I installed another version of windows and copied over the working drivers from the system32/drivers directory, but this did not fix the problem.

I read that this problem can be related to a corrupted beep.dll file, but that file was replaced when i copied over the drivers and still same starting error.

When i attempted to run in vga mode i got an error that system32\drivers\nvatabus.dll was missing, upon running repair and the above mentioned driver copy this error stopped occuring and i just go ther regular failed to initialize error.

any suggestions on reseting to default video drivers long enough to install the proper ones through the install program on the right os?

There seem to be some underlieng overheating issues in this system also but they may or may not be related, though they do seem to account for the random freezes that occur when performing high end or fat32 functions.

ive run memtests and they came back clean (except that one of my sticks is named v7v7v7v7v7v7, or something like that), and ive reset bios to failsafes.

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A:Video drivers failed to initialize

Hmm This one looks a bit difficult. So I can understand that you have resorted to here

Lets get through the basics

You tried Memtest but did you actually do Memtest for 7 Passes?
I think it would be best to run CheckDisk from the Windows CD Recovery Console chkdsk C:/f (More info further down this page)
You can even run System Restore from Safe Mode Command Prompt %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe (if you can get there)

You could also try a Windows Repair (although it may fail with those incorrect drivers , not sure..)

Another option would be to remove your HardDrive and back it up in another computer (although you want to avoid this step!) And install Windows clean

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I have just lost the use of my pioneer dvdr+/- unit, the icon in my computer has vanished, the drive will not work and if I check in device manager it says that the unit is there but has a problem. When I checked the properties box it says failed to initialize device driver (code 37), I have tried uninstalling the device and reinstalling it and it doesn`t work, I have tried updating the driver but it says the latest one is being used, it will not let me roll back the driver or delete it. Does anyone have any ideas what I can do to sort this out?

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My sister's computer (which used to be mine, but I took pretty good care of it) has recently been experiencing some slowdown and freezing. This could probably be expected, seeing as she's trying to run The Sims 3 on a Radeon X1600 in an old Shuttle XPC, but it also happens when she has more than three tabs open. Yesterday, I decided to try and help her by turning off automatic restarts on System Properties, hoping to see the cause if it auto-restarted, but following this, on reboot, a BSOD saying that the video driver had failed to initialize came up [STOP: 0x00000084 (0x888f5df8, 0x889ec000, 0x88a8e000, 0x0005000)]. Safe Mode and starting with last known good configurations didn't help, but leaving it alone for an hour or so (after reverting to last good configurations) made it boot normally.

Anyone know if this sounds like a hardware or software (or firmware) conflict? The card has been in the machine for 2 years, which makes hardware or overheating issues seem more likely to me.

A:BSOD: video driver failed to initiate

Welcome to TSF

Upon turning off automatic restarts on System Properties will give you a BSOD. I use this to troubleshoot reboots so this is normal action.

Here are the system requirements for Sims 3
* 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1 GB RAM
* 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
* The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
* Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
* At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games

What are the system specs?

Run some tests

Test the Memory using memtest. Run about 7-8 passes should be enough to see if RAM is good.

Find the manufacturer of your hard drive and run their Hard Drive Diagnostics Utility.

Go to HERE and download latest drivers for the RADEON X1600 vid card. It might not hurt to re-seat the card too

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I just purchased a "Barbie Fashion Show" cd-rom software for my daughter for Christmas. I installed it, but when I click "play", a error message pops up that says "Graphic device error:Failed to initialize video card.

The system requirements for the game is as follows:
*Pentium II (or equivalent) 400 MHz or faster
*Windows 98/2000/Me/XP
*300 MB hard drive space
*24x speed cd-rom drive
*128 MB RAM
*16-bit color @ 800 x 600 resolution
*DirectX 9.0 or higher
*32 MB 3-D video card with DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible driver

This is my system information:

Microsoft Windows 98 4.10.2222 A
IE 5 6.0.2800.1106
GenuineIntel Intel(r) Celeron(tm) Processor
69% system resources free
Windows-managed swap file on drive C (307MB free)
Available space on drive C: 307MB of 8212MB (FAT32)
ATI 3D Rage Pro (atir3)
16-bit color @ 800 x 600 resolution
DirectX 9.0

Can someone help me to resolve this problem pleeeaaaase. My daughter was walking around on Christmas with her lips out, because her game wouldn't work.

A:Graphic device error:Failed to initialize video card

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Here is my info from Hijack this and Findnfix, respectively: Thanks
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 6:10:41 PM, on 7/19/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by AT&T WorldNet Service
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: Web assistant - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Progr... Read more

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Compaq Presario 2200 laptop is not booting to Windows XP.

I get an error message right after the Windows XP loading screen (the screen with the loading bar). After the loading screen it goes blank for a few seconds, and finally to a BSOD that says "The Video Driver Failed to Initialize". After that appears, it starts the whole process again.

I tried Windows Recovery. I can't safe mode it, and choosing previous working settings doesn't work either.

Help, please?

A:Video Card Failed to Initialize Compaq Presario 2200 Not Working

Did you try a Windows recovery or was it a System Restore? Have you tried 'Last Known Good Configuration'?

Upon boot tap the F8 key and when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), and then press ENTER.

If it works try updating your video driver.

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Hi there! I hope you can help since I am clueless about this! I keep getting that error message "failed to initialize video device" when I try to play Mech3- pirates moon. I have no idea when the problem began or what caused it (ie deleted file or something). I updated my ATI Radeon 7200 last night to the latest version. I used to be able to play these games just fine.
I have win98 version , pentium III450 mhz, 385 mg, 4.30 gb free space. my cdrw is a philips 800 series. the weird thing about that is I can't find a single file for it! it seems to work fine thought since I uninstalled adaptec cd creator and re-installed it last night using it. I did print out a "system summary" and although I don't understand most of it, it does say that "could not find d3dhalf.dll" and "could not get information for "d3ddim.dll!" I hope all this helps you figure out what's goin on. thanx for any help you can provide.


A:{RESOLVED}"failed to initialize video device"

try reinstalling directx, those files are directx files

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Hi guys.  I have a Dell Inspiron 15r SE 7520 laptop, running Windows 7 64 bit with a dual video card thing going on (integrated Intel Graphics 4000 and an ATI Radeon HD 7730m).  I had upgraded to the newest 13.12 ATI driver recently in an attempt to fix some problems with some of my games running slow.  In the process I messed up my Aero Glass, so I figured I'd uninstall the ATI driver and reinstall it, which I had done before in the past with no problems.
I ran the ATI Catalyst driver uninstaller and things were going OK, but partway through it blue-screened.  The message indicated that the problem was due to the display driver timing out during a restart.  I rebooted, and figured I'd go into safe mode.  Instead, I ended up in the Startup Repair utility, which was unable to solve whatever problem has happened. The results from the utility said:
Problem Signature:
Problem EVent Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature03: unknown
Problem Signature04: 21199987
Problem Signature05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature06: 9
Problem Signature07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Rebooting the computer always leads back to the System Repair utility, no matter what boot option I choose. Near as I can tell, this would seem to indicate a corrupt ATI driver is hanging around.  I attempted the instructions here: http://www.sevenfor... Read more

A:Stuck in System Repair loop after failed ATI driver uninstall

In relation to the Microsoft article, the subkey which you need to look for is most probably atikmdag which is the kernel mode driver.

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Boot loop problem. BSOD c000021a Fatal System Error. Please help I have a custom built computer. Windows 7 64 bit, 8 Gigs Ram. As of two days ago I can't boot into windows. I get to the colored windows logo then it restarts. Same thing in safe mode. I tried a system repair and it fails each time. Tried last known configuration and that didn't work either. I'm running out of ideas. The BSOD reads:

Stop: c000021a {fatal system error}
The verification of a knowndll failed. system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x000012f (0x0090d890 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

A:Boot loop, BSOD c000021a, verification of a knowndll failed

An error check of the drive might repair a bad Windows file.
Any .dmp files located in C:Windows/Minidump ? If so post the most recent one if it matches the date and time of one of the crashes.
Run Drive Fitness Test.

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I am having all those issues but, I thought about posting on one of the other similar posts but, none of them are exactly like mine so I decided to make my own.

I built this rig quiet a few months ago for my neighbor and by the looks of things, it appears the problem lies after a Windows Update... I know, Impossible right?

OK, let's begin...

Basic Office Rig... ASRock B75M-DGS... CX430W... Intel G850... Corsair 4x2 1600... Spinpoint 1.0 TB (partitioned)... Samsung DVD/?/?/?... Windows 7 64bit Pro.

My neighbor tells me that it has a problem, that the computer won't start, I go check it out and I immediately see the loop and I suspect a corrupted boot, easy fix I thought, oh boy, how wrong I was... all hell breaks loose on me and here are more details.

1.- Startup Repair is my initial reaction as this has worked extremely good in the past... Nope, it lets me know that it can not repair itself OK, first sign that today will not be a good day for me.

2.- No worries, lets go back and try a system restore... first one I see is yesterday "Windows Critical Update" so I figure it damaged something or my neighbor stopped it in the middle of it, etc, etc, so I choose another one 05/10/2013, got almost all the way when it tells me it can not use it (or something to that nature), I tried the one before that one, same consequences, so I figures, wth, let me try the one from yesterday... Nope, same deal, I am dead in the water!

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A:Infinite Loop, BSOD KnownDLL Failed, No safe Mode, No repair...

Do you have access to another computer right now? If so, download Partition wizard Bootable CD (the last one in the link). Burn it in a blank CD or in a USB flash stick.

Boot into Partition Wizards GUI following this instructions. When you are on the last screen, take a camera snap of the screen and upload the snap here.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

We need to see the partitions and parameters.

Also, have you followed it ? If not, try it.
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Recently I made a bunch of changes to my computer, and I'm not sure what may have caused this but I will describe the changes I made, what happened after the changes:
1. Uninstalled a bunch of old different versions of C++ Redistributable up to the 2012 versions. Steam is known for installing a bunch of different versions of C++ Redistributable for different games so I wanted to clean some up.
Results: No visible changes to computer.
2. Installed and attempted to play F1 2013. It was free on Steam so I tried to play it.
Results: No visible changes
3. Installed a Logitech driver for a Logitech Driving Force GT Racing Wheel.
Results: None to computer performance, however, F1 2013 crashed mid-play and would not exit, had to reboot.
4. Attempted to play F1 with racing wheel again. F1 crashed sooner than before, heavy visual artifacting, and BSOD to reboot.
Results: Desktop acting slow. No visible changes.
5. Attempted to play Richard Burns Rally. Game seemed to work fine, except for a problem with flickering at one point. Restarting the game fixed it.
Results: Desktop worked fine, until I attempted to watch a Flash video with Firefox. At that point, the desktop started flickering wildly and the computer BSOD and crashed.
6. Attempted same, restarted computer and booted up Firefox. Seemed to work fine until I started watching flash videos.
Since then the problem has gotten worse. It's gone from fli... Read more

A:Infinite Reboot Loop May Be Caused by Video Driver

It sounds like you may have deleted one or more programs needed by the system to operate correctly.
My recommendation would be to do a clean install of the operating system and then a careful addition of the other programs you have to have. Be sure to include a security suite with a real time scanner to protect yourself.
Keep us posted

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I just bought a new Envy m7 n011dx with Windows 8.1 loaded on it from image, for my church. After I entered my information the first thing it did was ask me to install Win10, which I wanted. But it keeps choking on the video drivers, and I can't stop MS from updating them, and I can't be certain what is happening. HP Assistent is giving me one version automatically, MS is giving me another version, automatically, and NVidia Experiance is giving me something else automatically, and I am happily trying to force the drivers I got from NVidia that are the most current of all. If I remove the Intel and Nvidia drivers in Device Manager I can get it to boot into Windows, but then all the stupid auto vid updaters start cranking and I need to reboot to finish their install -- Automatic Repair comes up and doesn't repair anything. The only thing I can do is Safe mode and remove the Intel and Nvidia drivers, which starts the cycle over.  I feel I am missing a step here, and neither HP, NVidia, Intel, nor Microsoft are telling me that I can't have Windows 10 with these hardware pieces.

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Hi I have gotten hopelessly lost. When i first had a problem, I did an F8 and chose "use most recent setup that worked". That brought up a screen that had an error to "click here to restore active desktop" but computer would reboot before I could do anything. So I told it on next boot attempt, with F8, to not reboot automatically, and tried again. and got nowhere. Then I tried safemode and got nowhere. I read somewhere to look for a virus. I tried UBCD4Win and ran antivir. It found some problems, but said I would have reboot and let antivir delete some files that were locked, and it couldnt until I rebooted. but it failed to reboot. So I tried to do a "repair over an install with an R at 2nd install screen with the xp install disk. I am now at a stop error screen that says
"The video driver failed to initalize" stop: 0x000000B4. I knew better than to try to do a "repair over an install" but I was too frustrated, and tried anyway. Now I need big time help. ..................ICU cq2

A:Xp video driver failed to initalize


Change the I/O port resource setting for the parallel port in the BIOS for your computer. For information on how to change BIOS settings, please refer to the hardware documentation included by your computer manufacturer.

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It's a Dell Optiplex GX620. This was used in a medical environment and was given to me. First problem was all the security. Got that taken care (or so I think). Bought a new HDD for it. Formatted the HDD and tried to load Win XP Home Edition several times (no service packs on this retail unused pkg)

Every time it completes copying the win files and gets to the point where it should go to the XP install, instead BSOD and the error is "video driver failed to initialize". Ran the diagnostics per Dell's instructions by pressing the F12 key and it reports no hardware problems.

I don't know what to do at this point. Since I cannot get into dos or windows, how to I try to reload the video driver? Or could there be another error.

I did have to replace the CMOS battery, and did change the boot sequence to boot off the CD drive. There is no floppy drive on this system. Am planning on giving it to a young man who is trying to start his own business in car repair and really doesn't have the money to afford a new computer. I thought if I could make this workable it would be one less headache for him.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

(The good news, since this boards help with my desktop 2 years ago it has been working flawlessly!)


A:Video driver failed to initilize

Hi -A few brief questions -Are you trying to install the same O/System that was previously installed, as I am sure it would not be XP Home ? (tried to load Win XP Home Edition)Are you sure all the Security issues are fully removed ? This can prevent access to Safe Mode, as well as Normal mode"how to I try to reload the video driver?"I think you would need to access via Safe Mode or "Last Best Known Configuration", F8 as the system is about to start -Just a few ideas to ponder -

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Not sure if this is a forum question or not. I see a failed driver download in my browser queue, at 8:17 this morning, but I don't know where it came from or why it's there. I don't recall ever seeing one like this and I am hesitant to just go ahead and run it manually.  Does Dell send out auto driver downloads without any "headsup"? -- Carol

A:Failed video driver download?

As far as I know Dell wouldn't use a browser to download anything unless you were with Tech Support and they 'took control' of your computer, but that is something you have to authorize.  Dell does have a program that can download drivers from Dell's servers and install them, but you would be notified.  I would delete the file and ignore it. If you are 100 percent sure you didn't download it, even by accident, do not open the file just delete it. 

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Greetings all.

I monitor installation of apps with Systrace and Comodo Programs Manager. Using the latter, which includes the ability to uninstall Drivers, I've encountered a disastrous problem:
Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop
Intel 2 x 2.0GHz, 8GB DDR2, 320GB 7200 HDD (20+GB free)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, fully patched, updated and maintained
Norton IS 2012, Malwarebytes, Mamutu, Windows Firewall (regularly run Kaspersky, ESET, etc., scanners offline. No malware.)
Have 350+ third-party apps installed for reference, testing and troubleshooting others' computers.

Problem: Using Comodo Programs Manager (CPM) I uninstalled Windows Mobile 2003 Device Driver which required a reboot to complete and, now, I cannot boot the system. The Windows logon screen appears, a message displays, saying CPM's "Force delete jobs completing...". The system freezes there with a black screen, the mouse cursor responds but there is no other activity. Even the LED showing HDD activity ceases.

Attempted solutions:
-- Safe Mode(s), Last Known Good Config, etc., Startup Repair, (System Restore has been disabled.) To make matters worse, I carelessly began to run Windws 7 installation repair as though it was XP. Before I caught the mistake and cancelled, 7 had already begun to copy files. Now I have the SystemRoot as "windows\windows".
-- BCD rebuild successful but still have the "windows\windows".
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A:Failed device-driver uninstall with "forcedelete" loop

"Have 350+ third-party apps installed for reference, testing and troubleshooting others' computers"... You should keep these on a separate hard drive or on an optical disk, but you actually know this already don't you You computer should be set up to easily reloaded as mine is, in case of a "disastrous problem" like you are having now. There's really no excuse

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I decided to use driver verifier after having trouble with regular BSOD concerning: MemoryManagement, DriverIRQLNotEqual and others. Now I keep having BSOD (Driver_Verifier_detected_violation) as I boot my laptop up. I don't even have time to login.


What to do?

A:BSOD Loop after using driver verifier

Reboot into Safe Mode and disable it from there: 5 Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

Once in Safe Mode, run verifier.exe and select "Delete existing settings" and click on "Finish". Then reboot into normal mode and it should work w/o problems.

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Nvidia graphic card driver updated and now can't see screen. How do I revert back to prior vesion; safe mode or restore point but screen  is blank. 

A:Windows 8 update for video driver failed

Where did you get that driver from?
Safe mode shouldn't be affected by nVidia driver.
It doesn't load in safe mode. Windows loads its own generic driver instead.

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Let me explain my problem.
I have built a custom PC. I followed all instructions for installing everything, motherboard chipset drivers, proper drivers for audio and video, ETC. This PC is designed to be a gaming PC, and thus is able to run most games at high settings. In some games however the audio becomes stuck and then blue screens. When the screen shows up, it says that my device driver got stuck in an infinite loop and suggested that I update my drivers. After a quick Google search, I was able to update my video card drivers. I believed the problem to be fixed and played some games again. The blue screens occurred yet again. World of Warcraft has constant blue screens, which makes it unplayable. I do not know what I am missing, or if there are OTHER drivers I need to update beside my video card.
There have been 6 cases of blue screens so far, but I am unable to find where the logs are kept to show what exactly went wrong.
I do have the MinitoolToolBox application downloaded, and I am waiting on what boxes to check. If you can also help me where I can find the logs from the blue screens so I can post them, that would be helpful too.
PS: I think it would also be helpful if you knew my computer specs too, any idea as to post them as well?

A:Device Driver Infinite Loop - BSOD

Upload the dump files for analysis.Go toC:\Windows\minidumpUpload all those files by copying (Make sure you copy the files otherwise you will get access denied, even if you're an administrator) them to the desktop and compressing them in a single .zip folder.Or even better, upload a Kernel memory dump.Go the StartRight click My ComputerSelect PropertiesClick Advanced system settingsClick on the Advanced tabSelect Settings under Startup and RecoveryThen under Write debugging information select Kernel memory dump.Once a dump is created go to:C:\Windows\memory.dmpCopy the file to the desktop, zip it up and upload it to a file sharing site like Onedrive. After the upload is done post the download link in your next reply.

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Testing out an Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 that's been causing another PC to crash, I don't know the details as to when at the moment. Flushed any previous drivers with DDU and installed the latest driver 359.06 for Windows 7 x64 bit (I only selected the main display driver to install). When I try to launch Nvidia Control Panel the program never launches (I get 10+ nvxdsync.exe's in my processes then the control panel crashes). Got this odd driver screen when I normally booted windows, faulty HDMI port perhaps? Also, could my motherboard GPU be causing a conflict with the driver installation?

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Hi. I have been experiencing a problem with my internet surfing for several months now. I have dial up service because DSL or road runner is not available in my area. When I have been on the net for about ten to thirty minutes, I get a message: Manage Shared Load:: Failed in Initialize. My computer will not allow me to surf anymore. When I close the message, it just reappears. I have tried disconnecting from the net, and that does take the error message away, but when I try to reconnect, the error message reappears. The message is in a tan colored box like all of the other microsoft messages are, so I assume that it has something to do with my software. I have xp, and the computer was built in september 2003. The only way for me to surf again is to completely shut down my computer and restart it. then, I will only have a few minutes before the same thing happens again.

A:failed in initialize


Hi There!

The first thing you want to do is cleanup the system.

Go to Control Panel | Internet Options
Delete all cookies, Temp Internet Files, & History files, Then go to "Advanced" tab and click on "Restore Defaults"
Apply changes, close everything and reboot the system and test it out.
Good Luck!


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recently my computer came back from servicing and now when i try to open applications such as switcher evo or creation master it shows that '' The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135) '' What to do????

A:app failed to initialize

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I'll try to keep this post short, but I have four (4) problems:

1) I received this computer from a friend. It is a Dell Dimension running Windows XP Pro. When I go into Device Manager to add my new little MP3 player, it tells me the device is not configured. I go into Device Manager and it tells me the following: MMC failed to initialize because it is installed incorrectly or corrupted. Please make sure the file mmcndmgr.dll id registered by running regsvr32 %SystemRoot%\System32\mmcndmgr.dll
which I have. Several times.

2) In trying to open a utility program I love and installed, I double clicked on it and get this message: The procedure entry point SHRegGetValueW could not be located in the dynamic link library SHLWAPI.dll. This pops up on several programs (annoyingly enough, the programs I'm trying to use to FIX this little problem!) as well as System Restore.

3) In trying to get to the Adminstrator user in Control Panel > User Accounts, I click on the link and get... nothing. No pop ups, no start screen, nothing!

I (and my friends) do NOT have the XP Pro CD and I have been all over the Internet trying desperately to fix these problems so I can use the computer without those annoying errors! If ANYBODY has ANY ideas, PLEASE let me know! Just know, right now, I have no way to get to an XP CD. Thanks for taking the time to read this!


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I've recently come into a problem booting up my laptop. Just downloaded the new nvidia drivers and rebooted my laptop. Now im getting the bsod and I can just make out that it says driver irql not less or equal before it reboots and goes through the whole process again. I've tried using an installation disc to try the automatic repair or whatever its called but after about 10 tries it keeps telling me windows couldn't fix the problem. Is there any chance of recovering what I had? I've tried a system restore but it keeps telling me I need to select my operating system (?).

Any help would be great!

(Sorry for any typos; had to type this on my phone.)

A:BSOD driver irql not less or equal boot loop

Hi there PDENNER and welcome to the forums,

In order to analyze your problem we need to look at the DUMP files which are located in your "C:\Windows\Mindumps\" folder (replace C:\ with the drive letter in which your OS has been installed).

Now since you cannot access your Desktop, do the following thing.
(Please Note that this is a vague procedure which I performed a few months ago so sorry for any typos :P )

1. Pop in your installation disc.
2. At the repair page, goto Advanced options. (Most likely it is Advanced options, but incase you do not find it, please look up a bit to find it. )
3. Click on the option containing the Command Prompt.
4. When the command prompt opens up, type in "Notepad" without quotes and press enter.
5. A notepad will open up.
6. Now, goto File -> Open or press Ctrl + O to open a dialog box.
7. Insert your pendrive, and navigate to the above Minidump folder.
8. Copy the files like you do in Windows and paste them inside the Pendrive.
9. Now, create a zip file and upload the dump files here so we could take a look at them.

This trick could also be used to Recover the data from the hard disk. You could plug in an external HDD and copy all the required files as well in case you plan on formatting the system.

Btw, can you access safe mode by pressing F8 when the computer is booting up? Also, at which point of boot are you getting the BSOD?

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Hi guys,
My computer is repeatedly getting the BSOD with the error being "The device driver got stuck in an infinite loop."
I found a similar post on this forum an d it suggested to update video card drivers.
I've updated my video card drivers but to no avail.  The error typically happens when I play computer games, but it is happening more and more frequently.
Any suggestions?
Thanks so much

A:BSOD - Device driver stuck in infinite loop

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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My mother has gone ahead and screwed up her toshiba laptop again, this time I can't fix it. After it seemingly loads up all the start-up programs, it bluescreens with the message mentioned in the title. The laptop loads fine in safe mode. I tried disabling all the start-up programs I could find on msdiag, same problem occurs. I've included the file from minitoolbox, which I've seen posted before on these forums for your information. Note that everything is in French, nothing I can do about that.
Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD: device driver is stuck in an infinite loop

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
If unable to get this in normal mode, try a clean boot:  https://www.google.com/search?q=clean+boot+windows+7&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
And then try to get the report(s)
If that doesn't work, then post back for further suggestions.

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Hello all, This is my first time on the site, and I am having a problem with this. I have had freezes/black screens before, but this was the first time I got a BSOD (which is good, because it gives me some info). I came across this while searching for the problem, and followed the steps listed. I was also having problems with the minidump file and getting the Windows SDK Debugging Tools to install correctly. This is a custom PC that I built, and it's been running really well except for when it does this. I think it's related to sound, because it's happened during videos, and while listening to music. Here's a link to my Speccy snapshot, and attached are the results from the Minitoolbox. Let me know if you guys have any ideas. Thank you very much.

A:Device driver infinite loop problem (BSOD)

Hello and ,
These logs are better displayed with "Copy and Paste", as we have BSOD Kernel Dump Experts on the forum who may notice something.
I took your name off with only Xxxxx showing top and bottom if you were concerned..
Here's a link to my Speccy snapshot,
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 07-02-2016 01
Ran by Xxxxx (administrator) on 28-02-2016 at 09:07:42  <<=Xxxxx by Jaycan to remove name (if required)
Running from "C:\Users\Xxxxx\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: H170-D3HP Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================
Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= FF Proxy Settings: ==============================
"Reset FF Proxy Settings": Firefox Proxy settings were reset.
========================= Hosts content: =================================
========================= IP Configuration: ================================
Intel® Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V = Local Area Connection (Connected)
Hamachi Network Interface = Hamachi (Connected)
# ----------------------------------
# IPv4 Configuration
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i have w98 office pro2000 after doing a windows update i cant get into OP6 for my emails error mgs. msoe.dll failed to initialize OE not installed correctly. i do not have any install disks as pc 2nd hand. i did a scanreg on dos & went to day b4 i updated but file still missing. please help....

A:OE6 msoe.dll failed to initialize

Tom Koch's an OE wiz, try this link:


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Anyone have idea on the following error:

Snap-in failed to initialize.
Name:IP Security Policy Management

I got this error when I click on the Windows Settings/Security Settings in the group policy.

Any suggestion is appreciated.


A:Snap-in failed to initialize

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:22:38 AM, on 1/10/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINXP\System32\smss.exeC:\WINXP\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINXP\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINXP\system32\services.exeC:\WINXP\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exeC:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINXP\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINXP\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt.exeC:\WINXP\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exeC:\WINXP\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SPEEDB~1\VideoAcceleratorService.exeC:\WINXP\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINXP\system32\utilman.exeC:\WINXP\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINXP\Explorer.exeC:\WINXP\RTHDCPL.EXEC:�... Read more

A:userinit failed to initialize?

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instructed to do so! Let me know if any of the links do not work or if any of the tools do not work. Tell me about problems or symptoms that occur during the fix. Do not run any other programs or open any other windows while doing a fix. Ask any questions that you have regarding the fix(es... Read more

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After rebooting my pc I get "The Application Failed to Initialize Properly (oxcoooooo5).I am running Windows XP Home and have XP Sp3 installed.I tried to un-install Sp3 and nothing happens.The hour glass spins for a minute and then it goes away and nothing happens,Can you please help me.

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I receive the following message when I have logged on to my computer:

Windows Defender
"Application failed to initialize: 0x800106ba. A problem caused this service to stop."
I have looked at Help and Support but have not found anything to identify what the problem is. I run Vista Home Premium 64 Bit OS.

A:Application failed to initialize.

Hello cevets, welcome to Vista Forums.

Have a look at Control Panel->Admin Tools->Services and make sure Win Defender is started and set to auto.

Keep us informed.

Later Ted

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I have been trying to reload software and when I click on it to start it, I get the following message:

The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application.

I have searched the internet for an answer, and the only one I have found is RegCure, but this is only for 32 bit machines, while my PC is a 64 bit machine.

Does anyone know of a solution for a 64 bit machine?

A:Application failed to initialize

Try rebooting and try again. Is it a 64bit application?

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I have recently updated my computer from Windows XP to Windows 7 Professional. The installation was successful but I had to re download all my content. After I had downloaded steam I reinstalled several newer, biggish games (Eg; Skyrim, Fallout New Vegas etc) but when I attempt to run them I get the error message 'Failed to initialize renderer'

I asked on the steam forums but only got answers like 'there's just nothing you can do. You graphics card is too old. " But I know that this isn't the case as I have run both Skyrim and Fallout NV on the same machine without problem before I updated to Windows 7.


Dell DM051
Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.20 GHz
DirectX 11
Standard VGA Grpahics Adapter
I don't mind playing with low graphics if it is necessary, I just want to get my game running.

Things I've already tried

Updating Video card drivers (though I'm not sure if I did it correctly)
Installing all current windows updates
Deleting the games and reinstalling them
Running the games in windowed mode
Setting it to the lowest resolution/graphics quality

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Failed to initialize render

Standard VGA Grpahics Adapter

It's not installed correctly. It should show something like:

Video Adapter Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family (224 MB)

What is the service tag on your Dell?
Also go into Device Manager and check for any other devices with a yellow warning sign.

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My OS is XP Home. I have a 2.4Ghz P4 1G Ram, ATI9000 Raideon and I use Cable Internet service. My security software is Norton 2006

When booting up my system I'll get to my desktop and there is no icons or start menu just the back ground pic and this message
......... Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005) Click ok to terminate.
If i click ok the window goes away and i then half to reboot. But when i reboot I have to hit F8 tell it to load windows normally and pick windows XP. Then it works fine

ALL THE TIME (This game only)
When I try to play Battlefield2 , It loads fine into the Multiplayer account server then when I pick a Multiplayer game server it starts to load then shuts my comp down and boots back up with the same message as above. I used to be able to play this game with no prob.

I've done a virus scan and it found a start page trojan that I can't remove and some spyware that i have removed. I also went to window update and got the latest updates and went to ATI for the latest drivers but nothing has changed. I checked the forums to see if anyone had anything like this but could not find anything. I'm not sure if it's the trojan start page or something else thats why I posted in this forum.

I would greatly appreciate the help

A:Application failed to initialize

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I have a computer that running win xp that is doing something weird. There are 3 users for this computer and the problem is the same for each one.

When windows loads there are NO icons, no taskbar, no Start Menu to click on..... just each users wallpaper.

The message is the typical "Application failed to initialze OXE"............. and so on.

What can I do about this. I've tried the usual rebooting. At this point I can't even perform a System Restore because.....well.......nothing is available (remember, no icons, taskbar, Start Menu etc...)

Any suggestions?

Thanks a million

A:Win XP - Application Failed to initialize ?

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When ever I shut down, a box pops up and says "The application failed to initialize because the Windows station is shutting down"

Then it continues to shut down. I dont need to click okay, it just goes away after a second.

Its just annoying and it beeps.

How do i get rid of it?

A:Application Failed To Initialize?

Any chance you can post a screenshot of the box please? If that's not possible...is there any other data at all on there which may indicate what application it's referring to?

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