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Plese Help "Event ID 46 Crash Dump Initialization failed!"

Question: Plese Help "Event ID 46 Crash Dump Initialization failed!"

Log Name: System
Source: volmgr
Date: 12/4/2007 2:48:06 PM
Event ID: 46
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Home
Crash dump initialization failed!
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="volmgr" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49156">46</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2007-12-04T19:48:06.937Z" />
<Security />


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Preferred Solution: Plese Help "Event ID 46 Crash Dump Initialization failed!"

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Answer: Plese Help "Event ID 46 Crash Dump Initialization failed!"


I get this very same error every time I boot (startup, not shutdown). It appears twice in the system log ("Crash dump initialization failed!" by volmgr with event id 46). I have absolutely no issues with my Vista but I'd like to get rid of this error nevertheless. So far I've been unable to track the source of the problem.

I have SP1 and the latest updates installed.

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Friends I'd like to rid myself of this annoyance: on each startup/restart/reboot I get a pair of these errors, about 15 seconds apart. System is a P4 desktop, 4GB ram, conventional hdd, windows 7 ulti x64.
appreciate your advice

Answer:"Crash dump failed to initialize" x2 on each reboot/restart

bump pls.
dunno what to do here...

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I have two issues, which I think are related. In the Device Manager, it shows under USB Controllers "Unknown device". "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

I tried updating the driver, but the driver was correct.

I tried disabling the device.

I uninstalled the device. Windows reinstalled it at next boot, but the problem reappeared.

There is no Imaging Devices in the Device Manager.

At the same time, my webcam failed to open. Message "Webcamera initialization failed."

I downloaded the correct webcam program from Toshiba, installed it, but same result.

This all started when I uninstalled and reinstalled Skype. I have tried uninstalling it again, but still no webcam.

The webcam is enabled in the BIOS.

I really do not want to reinstall Windows.

All help appreciated.

Toshiba Satellite P500 16J
Windows 7 Ultimate x86
All updates installed

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After installing SP2 I've crashed a half dozen times. The screen goes black, the tower beeps and that's it. I've waited but it doesn't come back. Ctrl alt delete does nothing so eventually I'm forced to push the power button. Here is the error from the event viewer.

General - Crash dump initialization failed!

- System

- Provider

[ Name] volmgr

- EventID 46

[ Qualifiers] 49156

Level 2

Task 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2009-06-01T16:19:50.475Z

EventRecordID 100274

Channel System

Computer DougEfresh-PC


- EventData


The thing I find odd is that the exact same error happens two minutes before the actual crash. There are no application errors in this timeframe. The error above is followed by an unexpected shutdown error, obviously. And upon restart I get another error, but it does restart OK. Not sure if it's related.

System error 2(on startup): The Terminal Server has failed to create a new self signed certificate to be used for Terminal Server authentication on SSL connections. The relevant status code was Key not valid for use in specified state.

I'm going to run a memory test but otherwise I don't know what any of this means and have had no luck on google so far. So if someone could point me in the right direction it'd be appreciated.... Read more

Answer:Crash dump initialization failed!

What file is 2 gb? A movie or huge archive of files?

Anyway, you could have a virus preventing you from transferring anything over, but this is probably unlikely. A more realistic problem is that your hard drive is physically corrupted.

0x80000000 errors have to do with corrupt drivers.

You could go to device manager and try to roll back and then update drivers.

You could also do a system restore to the days before this started to happen if it is not a physical error.

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I have installed Win8 Pro now several times, and have been debugging it since with the help of suggestions from this forum. Currently the machine works great. It is fast, and does not use too much system resources. Unfortunately it was rather unusable after the previous installations. The 1st serious problem I ran into was running the SF Diagnostic Tool. Initially I was unable to find the generated info, or to be able to click the OK button.

I have 1 system error left, and I am open to suggestions as whether no to care, or where to look for appropriate suggestions. The error exists since the 1st startup of Win8. Apart from UEFI etc there are no installation choices I have made (so far).

The MS Systernals tool "psloglist -f e" reports:

System log on \\LABBIE-HANS:
[2789] volmgr
Computer: Labbie-hans
Time: 4-2-2013 07:06:44 ID: 46
Crashdumpinitialisatie is mislukt!

This translates nicely into" Crash dump initialization failed", and gives me the creeps. Looking for solutions I found that people increased their page file. I did that, but the problem remained, and even worse,the Win8 startup time and shutdown time increased both considerably. I intend to reduce the page file again, but have not done so yet.

The error message is only displayed during a cold or warm (reboot) startup.

2 questions:

1. How to solve?
2. How to test that dumping indeed does not work?

Kind regards, and thanks in advance,

Hans Lodder

Answer:Crash dump initialization failed

First, here's a start on how crash dumps are generated: BSOD Crash Dump Generation

Next is my experience. I've been doing BSOD analysis for at least 9 years and have come to the conclusion that this type of error isn't very important to most people. It is frustrating to those of us who do BSOD analysis - but it's, quite frankly, just not worth the effort to troubleshoot (because BSOD's are infrequent for most people - and we usually don't have the time to troubleshoot this when someone's in the middle of their system crashing).

I would be more concerned why the system crashes - rather than if a crash dump was generated.

FWIW - you can test it by setting the system up to manually generate a crash dump and seeing if a dump file is generated. Here's the registry entries that need changing/creating:

For USB keyboard (Press Ctrl-ScrLK-ScrLK to initiate the STOP 0xE2 crash):
USB Keyboard crash w/Ctrl/Scroll Lock/Scroll Lock

For PS2 keyboard (Press Ctrl-ScrLK-ScrLK to initiate the STOP 0xE2 crash):
PS2 Keyboard crash w/Ctrl/Scroll Lock/Scroll Lock

Now on to the crashes....

Karen's Power Tools were developed prior to Win8 coming out. Please un... Read more

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I have been getting this error message in my Event Viewer log ever since.I have even reinstalled my OS (Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64),and the issue came at the very beginning.

Interestingly,almost everyone here reports this error with BSOD cases,but not on my machine.

I can't figure out whats causing this,if there is a specific program or faulty piece of hardver.

What comes on my mind is the fact that I have dual boot,with Windows XP Professional SP3 x86 as primary system,and Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 installed afterwards.

The only change I've made on Windows XP is,to "make it blind" for Windows 7 Ultimate,in order to enable recording System Restore points on my Win 7 system,using a .reg file,which is accompanied with this post.

I hope someone has the answer,since I've been roaming the internet for several months,but no good.

Looking forward.

Answer:Crash dump initialization failed! EventID 46

Quote: Originally Posted by marioeres

I have been getting this error message in my Event Viewer log ever since.I have even reinstalled my OS (Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64),and the issue came at the very beginning.

Interestingly,almost everyone here reports this error with BSOD cases,but not on my machine.

I can't figure out whats causing this,if there is a specific program or faulty piece of hardver.

What comes on my mind is the fact that I have dual boot,with Windows XP Professional SP3 x86 as primary system,and Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 installed afterwards.

The only change I've made on Windows XP is,to "make it blind" for Windows 7 Ultimate,in order to enable recording System Restore points on my Win 7 system,using a .reg file,which is accompanied with this post.

I hope someone has the answer,since I've been roaming the internet for several months,but no good.

Looking forward.

Where is the page file located?

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This error message pops up every time I start up my laptop..
I contacted several people and they asked the same probing questions..
Did you use Safe Mode? yes..
Safe Mode with Networking? yes..
Safe Mode with Command Prompt? yes..
and what happens?...

Did you boot to Hard Drive? yes..
Did you boot to USB External Hard Drive? yes..
and what happens?...

Did you go try using System Restore? yes
did you try Last Known Configuration? yes
Did you try Repair Your Computer? yes
and what happens?...

So, I'm wondering is there any solution to this issue????
PM me on AIM= Blakkstunna1 if you have any kind of solution

Answer:Error msg "Interactive logon process initialization has failed."


Was anything recently changed/installed/uninstalled/etc prior to this error message?

Do you know if you caught a virus?

When exactly does this message pop up?
...I know you said, when you start up your laptop, but...
--Do you log in first?
--Is it before or after the Windows Welcome Screen?
--Is it the first thing you see after turning on your laptop?


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Hey everyone, I really need some help from you smart people out there

I'm using Windows 2000 Professional with an AMD 1800+ computer. It's been quite stable for a few months now, but now all of a sudden I started having problems shutting down/restarting my computer. Everything I try to restart, an error message pops up saying:
I don't know what's causing this, it just kind of happened out of nowhere. The problem is, it shows up everytime I try to restart, and everytime I click on the 'OK' button, the computer does not shut down, but continues to pop up the error message until I go insane and hit the reboot button on the tower. I've downloaded all the service packs and OS updates from Windows Update, I don't know what can be going on. It's a problem because when I install a program that requires a reboot, the programs do not install correctly. If anyone has any ideas, they would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

By the way, here are event logs of the errors:

System Log

Source: Application Popup
Event ID: 26
Description: Application popup: winlog.exe - DLL Initialization Failed : The application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down.
Application Log - There are 3 processes here that I think are causing the error.

First one, winlog.exe is started:
Source: winlog
Event ID: 0
Description: The FireDaemon process was started.

Then, upon a reboot,
Source: winlog
Event ID: 100
Description: The service... Read more

Answer:Win2K Error Message: "winlog.exe - DLL Initialization Failed"

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So I turned on my computer this morning and, having had no proir issues that I was aware of, my screen was black and I got a message saying, "Interactive logon process initialization has failed. Please consult the event log for more details."

I didn't know what that meant, so I just restarted my computer and, shockingly, everything came back as normal, but what is the likelyhood that there is still that error with my laptop? And is there anything I can do to fix it so this won't happen again?

Other details:
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, and Windows Vista Home Basic. Also, I'm in the process of purchasing a new battery [I've been getting alerts upon login about my battery life for a couple of months now, and now the battery won't last more than 45 minutes w/o being plugged in..] if that may have anything to do with it.

Thanks guys!

Answer:How can I prevent "logon process initialization has failed" error?

Go to search by the start button
Type event viewer
On the left of the viewer there is a panel, go to administrative
In adminstrative look for errors that ocurred about the time of the problem.
The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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I get that error (wmi related i think), when i try to check the policies on this client.. its an XP sp2 machine, a member of a 2003 domain..

I've tried removing the workstation from the domain, then deleting its account.. then renaming the machine and rejoining, but nothing has gotten me around this error..

Does anyone know what else to look for..

EIther way, i'm pretty sure GPO's arent being applied properly on this machine (actually there is another machine having a similar error as well).. I think on that machine.. the window that pops up after hitting rsop.msc, was something like "not found".


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A co-workers laptop has been sending this message when an attempt to access the internet is made. When I try to diagnose the problem.. widows network says "the windows wireless service is not running on this computer" "start windows wireless service" ..once i do that it tells me it cannot resolve this problem.

This is an issue namely because I cant get on the net to get any programs.. I'd have to burn them to disk and transfer.

Please help.. thank you.

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At shut down I receive an error message: "waol.exe-initialization failed" How do I correct this error?

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ok, so i just bought Halo 2, and i was cautious at first after seeing such demanding system requirements. but mine seemed to meet the minimum requirements, so i bought it anyway. installed fine, went to play, but as soon as the screen goes black to load the game, it crashes, leaving me with an 800x600 resolution and an error message saying "Initialization failed. Either insufficient system resources were found to run the game, or game data is missing or damaged" etc., etc. And i tried reinstalling with the same affect. restarted plenty of times, changed display settings, computer performance setting (laptop), and nothing changes. so i'm in need of major assistance. here are my specs:

Acer Aspire 5520
Windows Experience Index of 3.1
AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 1.80 GHz Processor
1791 MB of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M/nForce 610M Display Adapter
Generic PnP Monitor

and here are the Halo 2 MINIMUM ststem requirements, for comparrison:

The minimum system requirements to run Halo 2 on Windows Vista is a Windows Experience Index of 3.0. The recommended system requirements is a WEI of 5.0.

Requires Windows Vista or an XP machine with the following2GHz Pentium 4 Class Processor (or x64)1GB of RAM7GB of hard drive spaceNvidia 6100/ATI x700 video card or aboveDVD-ROM drive
I'm stumped...

Answer:Halo 2 keep crashing, "Failed initialization"

Hello Stroder,
You might try updating your graphics driver, i would say your system is just about able to run Halo 2, but it is borderline, i dont think you would have a very good gaming experience though, Good luck.

Here is a link to help you id your Card/Chipset

Download Search Results

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Hey, I have a small problem involving Java and Minecraft.

You see, whenever I try to launch Minecraft it opens up to the Mojang Logo and stops responding. It then proceeds to crash and leave me with an error message which I have attached below.

I've googled it and it turns out lots of people have had the same problem. The problem I have is all of the fixes they tried haven't worked for me. My drivers are up to date, I've uninstalled and re-installed Java (Both 32-bit and 64-bit and tried having only one installed at a time), I've messed around with the Java control panel, and I've even tried mashing the keyboard.

Nothing worked (I think the last one might've made it worse lol). If there's any Java experts out there that could help that would be great!

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I have a dell inspiron 1520 laptop and lately (like the last month) i'v been getting alot of sudden shutdowns~ where it says its collecting data for the crash dump etc.. This is only one of the things, also whenever ANY type of IE internet page comes up when opening something form IE, i get this message saying:

Critical system error

your browser is infected by trojan.win32.obfuscated.gx you need to clean your system immediately, in other case it can be crashed soon!

click ok to download the high-tech antispyware protection software! (recommended)

another thing is when i start my computer there are like 6 different boxes that come up in the middle of the screen saying:

symantec user session

a neccesay file could not be loaded: PEPAuditThread

and each time i exit out of it another one shows up with a different file that could not be loaded...

so those are my problems, i really think something is going on with my laptop... i have the windows updated and everything i went through all the 5 steps.

ANALYSIS: 2008-05-24 16:51:03
Descrip... Read more

Answer:I'm getting alot of "crash dump's" and wierd virus alerts... please help asap

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by bassmanthree on 2008-05-24 17:34:43
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------
Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-05-24 17:35:56
Platform: Windows Vista (6.00.6000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16386)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqste08.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.... Read more

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable

Answer:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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So, I tried to look over these forums a while before posting, but things didn't really help. I also tried to find my memory dump files to post, but there's no "minidump" file in my windows folder.

What happens is I'll most often be browsing in Firefox (I dont do much else recently on this laptop) then firefox will freeze, I'll wait because sometimes it unfreezes and continues on its way. But more recently it wont stop, or it will unfreeze then a few moments later go directly to the blue screen and do a memory dump. I can't find those files (Is it possible settings were changed not to log those? Where can I go to change that back?). Because it's firefox that does this, I did uninstall and reinstall firefox, but that didn't do any good (since it lagged about three times while posting this).

It then restarts, but on restart comes to a screen that lists something about our Ethernet card, then says something about how the media card failed to load... then it says it can't find the boot disk, and to enter it then press any button. Which we don't have a disk. So we'll shut it down and restart it. Eventually it gives us the option to start in safe mode. Then we shut down again, and then windows will load like usual.

Though I don't have the memory dump file I do have my msinfo that should be attached. Hopefully someone can help me with just that info, since I'm pretty lost. Thanks!

Oh, yesterday I did a system restore to see if that would change anything, it didn't. And ... Read more

Answer:"Not responding" then memory dump, and failed restart

Poo, no one?

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Short version - I'm fairly sure this is the standard DPC_WATCHDOG bugcheck, but I'm having trouble pinning down the responsible driver, because the crash dump has a zeroed stack. The dps info suggests it's a network driver issue but I don't know where to go from here, or if I need a non-zeroed stack to do more.

>>> !analyse -v


>>> !thread

GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80200d67000
THREAD ffffe001388d3080 Cid 5d08.64f0 Teb: 00007ff7be483000 Win32Thread: fffff90144579b50 RUNNING on processor 0
IRP List:
Unable to read nt!_IRP @ ffffe0014a401b90
Not impersonating
GetUlongFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80200cb4b00
Owning Process ffffe0014fe75080 Image: vmware-vmx.exe
Attached Process N/A Image: N/A
fffff78000000000: Unable to get shared data
Base ffffd0003cd63000 Limit ffffd0003cd5d000 Call 0000000000000000
Priority 10 BasePriority 8 PriorityDecrement 0 IoPriority 2 PagePriority 5
Child-SP RetAddr : Args to Child : Call Site
fffff802`027d2c88 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx

>>> dps ffffd0003cd5d000 ffffd0003cd63000
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Anyone who knows what I'm facing here ?
I was downloading and when the file was going from downloading to uploading this message appears .
Reinstalling doesn't work , registry cleaned and computer has been scanned for virusses and malware .
Utorrent deleted and replaced by bittorrent ... doesn't work .
I have deleted the file I downloaded from the computer .
The solutions given on Youtube doesn't work either .


Answer:"Utorrent has crashed , a crash dump has been saved as : "

Problem solved .
I installed Bitlord .

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Not sure where to post this.

I got up this morning and nothing on my desktop will open. I get the same error message every time I try to open a file or application:

(application) DLL Initialization Failed
"The application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down."

I also got the same error, with the header "kqqrl.exe DLL Initialization Failed" This popped up on its own.

As I type this, my cursor is blinking.

I have Windows XP

Answer:"DLL Initialization Failed"


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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


Answer:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;

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My Windows 7 Samsung laptop has started suddenly giving me a blue screen of death, and telling me something about a "crash dump." It starts some kind of disk countdown near the bottom of the screen, and all the while I get this alarming humming from the computer that doesn't sound good. I never let it go on long enough to figure out what the screen is all about, since I do a forced shutdown as soon as possible.

Any suggestions on what this is?

Answer:Blue screen - "crash dump"

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.
Please attach the DMP files to your next post not to post one.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

Click to expand...

To ensure minidumps are enabled:
* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.
Click to expand...

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Hi everyone,

A relatives computer which is running on OS Windows Vista Home Premium keeps experiencing a blue screen saying crash dumping. This occurs ONLY when the PC has been left alone for 20+ minutes on average. It goes to a plain greyish colour screen which requires mouse movement to change. However it does not change back to the normal windows desktop screen, it displays a blue screen full of white text saying "Collecting Data for Crash Dump" at the bottom. This only comes up for about 6 seconds so no chance of reading it all and print screen wont remember it. It says to check for any newly installed hardware or software but there has been nothing new put onto the computer at all. It prompts him to start in safe mode which is only way of then getting the computer to load up.

Any ideas on this problem?? I have researched online elsewhere and other incidents of this say their crash dump starts on start-up but this is not the case. Any other information required I can provide.


Answer:Blue Screen - "Crash Dump"

hi re crash dump They can be found in c:\windows\minidump - get ALL of them regardless
of the number. You will have to copy them out to another folder before
you will be able to zip them up.
I would also appreciate obtaining an msinfo32 NFO file -
START | type msinfo32 into the start search box and hit enter.

The msinfo32 viewer will appear - allow it to gather system information
for a minute or so - then save it in NFO format. You will see the NFO
default file extension when you go to save it.

Please zip up the mini kernel dumps and the NFO file and attach it to
your next post. I will ask somone to look in on this thread and run them and see what he can find.

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This only happened once immediately after reboot following removal of Comodo Firewall 3.5.This event has never repeated after many reboots.I have not seen any subsequent errors of any sort.Does the absence of repetition indicate that Windows succeeded on the next reboot,or that Windows has given up trying to mend a fatal wound ? ? ?There were 4 off such error events within 1 second, designating these *.MOF filesC:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT.NET\FRAMEWORK\V1.1.4322\ASPNET.MOFC:\AC30D119A40F2C8C8708A20576\I386\LICWMI.MOFC:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT.NET\FRAMEWORK\V3.0\WINDOWSCOMMUNICATIONFOUNDATION\SERVICEMODEL.MOFC:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT.NET\FRAMEWORK\V2.0.50727\ASPNET.MOFI later found that starting a few seconds before that, and finishing a few seconds after,there were 51 *.MOF updated time stamps in C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\AutoRecover.Comparing Acronis images of C:\ taken before and after removal/replacement of the Firewall I see :-4 original *.MOF files that retained timestamps of last year and before7 original *.MOF files that were halved in size as they were modified44 brand new *.MOF files I have not seen before.Do all these extra *.MOF files in ...\wbem\AutoRecover indicate a major disaster ?Does the absence of further WinMgmt event 4 errors show recovery without failure on the next reboot ?Does the continued presence of all these *.MOF files show that after recovery Windows was too lazy to delete redundant files ?Or has it left it all for me to try and recompile or something ?I am hoping t... Read more

Answer:Winmgmt Event 4 :- "failed To Load Mof ... While Recov"; 51 new wbem\*MOF files


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My computer recently started having issues........ here is what is going on:
* boot computer
* Windows boot screen displayed ~ 1 minute
* screen goes black. Can move mouse. Drive light constantly on, not blinking. ~ 5 minutes
* log in screen comes up / log in
* Desktop loads ~ 1 minute
> sometimes it loads with regular windows aero theme other times it loads with basic windows classic theme.
* Error message pop up "failed to connect to System event notification service"
* Have to wait for about 5 more minutes before computer is actually usable
* The audio service does not work as well...
from when I press the power button to when I can actually use my computer takes 10 - 15 minutes.

Here is what I have tried so far
*Turning off all start up programs / services
*Tested Memory - passed
*Hard Drive Self Test ---- # 1 - 7 fail / I am guessing that this is the source of the problem, however my computer does still work once everything is finally booted. So I don't know what to do with that information or if that test even matters.
* I have tried looking at the event viewer but every time it says that the event log service is unavailable.
> I try turning on Windows Event Log but that does not change anything
* tried "netsh winsock reset" in command prompt, based on a different thread that I found - it didn't work

64bit Windows 7 untimate, clean install from usb iso (post resolution to bootsect.exe issue), running on dell poweredge sc430,
&... Read more

Answer:Windows failed to conect to " system event notification service"

This seems to be a common problem, I am now also experiencing the same.
I have Win 7 Home Premium 64. Did chkdsk /r, defragged, tried sfc/scannow scanned for viruses and even tried reseting winsock.
My aero themes are greyed out, when trying to fix it with MS fixit it errors out.
It takes a long time to boot and then says "failed to connect to System event notification service"

One search on google will show this is a major problem, so why does MS not come out with a fix.
This seems to be the biggest frustration with Win 7 compared to XP, lack of support from MS.

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I am trying to get rid of event viewer errors and warnings at bootup. This one still eludes me. It appears to be a driver error related to my Epson RX680 printer. Can someone give me a few tips on how to narrow it down further?

"The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device WpdBusEnumRoot\UMB\2&37c186b&0&STORAGE#VOLUME#_??_USBSTOR#DISK&VEN_EPSON&PROD_STYLUS_STORAGE&REV_1.0 0#9&2856B3B7&0&070E018870865F0000&0#"


Answer:Event 219 "WUDFRd failed to load " warning at bootup

What have you already tried to fix the issue? Have you tried looking for an updated driver from epsons website?

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Many people have posted about Event 2 - Session "Circular Kernel Context Logger" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035.  I have not seen any posts where someone from Microsoft explained why this event occurs, why it occurs
in groups of 20 in about 10 seconds, how to prevent it, or whether it is something to be lived with.
Can anyone, especially someone from the NTdebugging team, a/k/a Global Escalation Services (GES), address this?

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Yesterday I installed the cumulative update. Today I did a cold restart. Now the email app constantly crashes, it comes up and then just freezes until it eventually closes itself (or gets closed). The event viewer contains two events for each try, which seem to have to do with this.

First comes:
SettingSyncHost (4916) An attempt to create the file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\edbtmp.log" failed with system error 5 (0x00000005): "Access is denied. ". The create file operation will fail with error -1032 (0xfffffbf8).

And then:
SettingSyncHost (4916) Unable to create a new logfile because the database cannot write to the log drive. The drive may be read-only, out of disk space, misconfigured, or corrupted. Error -1032.

These are both generated by source ESENT.

This raises several questions:

Why would it at all try to create a log-file in C:\Windows\System32? Are there not more appropriate places for log-files?

I am a member of Administrators (and Home Users) and from File Explorer I could manually create a folder (did not get the option to create a file) in C::\Windows\System32, so why would the creation fail? I have 425 GB free space on the SSD.

And most importantly, the email app worked fine yesterday, does anyone know what can I do to get this corrected and working again? Surely it does not have to be run as Administrator?

EDIT: I did some digging, and found this: 50 errors in event logs on each boot (Esent ID 413 488)
Unfortunately, W... Read more

Answer:Email app crash, create file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\edbtmp.log" failed..

Got these errors too


EVENT-ID 413 SettingSyncHost (1164) Unable to create a new logfile because the database cannot write to the log drive. The drive may be read-only, out of disk space, misconfigured, or corrupted. Error -1032.

EVENT-ID 488 SettingSyncHost (1164) An attempt to create the file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\edbtmp.log" failed with system error 5 (0x00000005): "Access is denied. ". The create file operation will fail with error -1032 (0xfffffbf8).

EVENT-ID 455 SettingSyncHost (1164) {7C1A164D-0BC9-4F2D-941E-19DA0C966885}: Error -1032 (0xfffffbf8) occurred while opening logfile C:\Users\MYNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync\metastore\edb.log.

EVENT-ID 489 SettingSyncHost (1164) {7C1A164D-0BC9-4F2D-941E-19DA0C966885}: An attempt to open the file "C:\Users\MYNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync\metastore\edb.log" for read only access failed with system error 32 (0x00000020): "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. ". The open file operation will fail with error -1032 (0xfffffbf8).


Read the other thread, but I am afraid it is a bit too complex for me, this resetting ACLs and stuff...
Seems somewhere the correct path should be entered or so.


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Day before yesterday I installed the W10 "cumulative update for x64 systems" on my Surface Pro 3. YesterdayI did a cold restart. Since then the email app constantly crashes, it comes up and then just freezes until it eventually closes itself (or gets closed). The event viewer contains two events for each such attermpt.

First comes:
SettingSyncHost (4916) An attempt to create the file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\edbtmp.log" failed with system error 5 (0x00000005): "Access is denied. ". The create file operation will fail with error -1032 (0xfffffbf8).

And then:
SettingSyncHost (4916) Unable to create a new logfile because the database cannot write to the log drive. The drive may be read-only, out of disk space, misconfigured, or corrupted. Error -1032.

These are both generated by source ESENT.

I am a member of Administrators (and Home Users) and from File Explorer I could manually create a folder (did not get the option to create a file) in C::\Windows\System32. From an elevated command prompt I could create a file in the System32 directory. I have 425 GB free space on the SSD. So the problem doesn't seem to be "read-only, out of disk space, misconfigured, or corrupted."

Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:W10 email app crash, create file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\edbtmp.log" failed

No luck fixing this? Maybe a future Windows 10 update will fix this... What version of Windows 10 are you using?

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My BF2:Special Forces crashes to the desktop from a black screen after I try running the game. It also destroyed my original BF2 installation as it now does the same thing as special forces. Black screen then desktop. I read that installing patch 1.41 will fix this and I have tried installing the patch many times but all I get is a "PATCHING FAILED" message at around 8% every time. I am losing all hope here. Please help!

Answer:Battlefield 2: Special Forces crash to desktop/ BF2 patch1.41 "Patching Failed"

just brought bf2 wanting to play online couldnt due to old version i got told from a mate to download 1.41 patch dowloaded it installed fine but now when ever i try connect to a server it says invalid cd key which is odd because i registered the game plus can play single player any ideas

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I installed an old game (Hexen II) and I chose to install both the normal version of the game as well as the GL version of it. I can run other GL games, but not this one. When running the normal version, it has a flickery horizontal bar effect and freezes on the game loading screen. When I run the GL version, I get three errors, and the game never runs. The errors are: "Genport I/O initialization failure", "grSstSelect: non-existent SST", and "wglCreateContact failed". All of these errors only give the option to choose "OK". What might be wrong?

Answer:Old game errors: "Genport I/O initialization failure","grSstSelect: non-existent SST&

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Just removed a virus the day before and the computer worked fine 24 hours and now I get "problem detected and windows has to shut down." I personally believe this is a virus but I'm not sure.Any help would be appreciated!!

Thank you in advance,

Answer:Need help with "crash dump"

If you think you have a malware issue, please follow these instructions:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

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After i have removed some spyware/trojans I starting getting this error message when I try to access the eventlog:

event log "unable to complete the operation on" eg. system "the interface is unknown" windows xp.

Also I can add programs to Symantec internet security 2005 firewall, reinstalling don't fix it. Some programs also start to fail, "bad image" or you don't have admin premissions.

Reinstalling SP2 or using system restore for XP don't fix any thing.

I have scanned my computer with 4 antispyware programs, and 4 antivirus programs and check it with hijackthis so my machine should be clean.

Does any one have any Idears?

Answer:event log "unable to complete the operation on" "the interface is unknown" windo

maybe you removes something with hijackthis which your system needs

go to start, run and type "sfc /scannow"
then it will rpompt you for the XP CD, put it in and let it scan your computer for corrupted or missing files

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I have a message coming up titled "Failed to connect to a windows service"
and it reads -

?Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the
System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond.?

Also, the task bar and menu <g class="gr_ gr_46 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="46" id="46">turns</g> into
a classic style of windows randomly when this is happening. This started happening a couple weeks ago to one device regardless of what network it is connected to.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? We have already reset the NIC on the laptop to force all settings to DHCP to ensure DNS is being set correctly. Updated DHCP settings
to disable NetBIOS as it is deprecated and should not be used over DNS for resolution. And we have run the <g class="gr_ gr_45 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="45"
id="45">winsock</g> reset.

How many devices were affected? - Just oneAre you connected to a domain network? - YesWhen did the issue start happening? - The issue started a couple weeks ago and is getting worse

What we have done so far:

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Hope this query is in the right section -tried to use my LDS 1881 England Census CDs last night - but having problems with the Viewer.

I have V4 which up to now has worked perfectly - tried to re-install it
and I keep getting "Failed to extract file "Dll_ini" from binary table"
error message.

BUT no problems on my laptap which has the Viewer installed from the
same CD.

Have had a few problems with computer of late - it was in the workshop
3 weeks ago because of some corrupt Windows files - could that be the

Grateful for any advice, suggestions as to what to do!

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I'm trying to find the settings called "ModemRingOn" and "PME Wake Up Event" both in bios but i can't find them.

Does anyone know where they are? Like under what options in bios?

Answer:Where are "ModemRingOn" and "PME Wake Up Event" located in bios?

BIOS's vary widely; there is no standard features that are included. It's possible your BIOS has neither of them.

If these are features you are interested in exist, the first thing to do is to check the motherboard manufacturer's web site's "support" page, and find out what the latest version of BIOS is available for your motherboard, compare that to what you actually have on your motherboard, and then read the change log to see if possible these features were added.

You can also research these features by Googling the text "ModemRingOn" and the model number of your motherboard "GA-XYZ123" in the same search, in order to filter hits that are limited to those that include references to both of these qualities. Look for forum posts, and other technical sites & information.

Also, look for the User Manual for your motherboard on-line. Sometimes these include information on the BIOS of the motherboard.

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I'm trying to find the settings called "ModemRingOn" and "PME Wake Up Event" both in bios but i can't find them.

Does anyone know where they are? Like under what options in bios?

Answer:Where are "ModemRingOn" and "PME Wake Up Event" located in bios?

They may not be there at all. If the modem is built into the board, maybe.

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This began after dumbly going to some non-commercial website. NAV auto-protect did initially detect an infection, but indicated it could not quarantine or delete.

Now when launching IE6, it attempts to redirect to a fake virus software website. When I choose the "not recommended" link, IE crashes shortly afterward. Also, I get a fake "Security Center Alert" popup every few minutes. I stupidly clicked on the link to update the security center.

With System Restore deactivated, I have run (all updated, full scans in safe mode) NAV, Ad-aware, Spybot, SpySweeper, Avira and CCleaner. (Then I found this website and learned I should have waited to do this.) Spybot found a couple of registry entries, but that was the only detection made by any of the programs, other than NAV's initial auto-protect message. File gmer.txt is attached.


DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Mike at 13:22:43.09 on Sat 12/06/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1399 [GMT -6:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\... Read more

Answer:IE crash after "Insecure Internet activity", "Security Center Alert" popup

Before any work can be done on this machine, there is something that requires your immediate intervention.

This machine is messed up pretty badly because you have several anti-virus programs on your machine. That's not a good idea!!

Alike firewalls, anti-virus programs have conflicts co-existing with each other & produces undesirable results. Please uninstall ALL leaving only one of them.

ALL the antivirus programs must be removed via add/remove program.
For any program that doesn't have an add/remove entry, you will have to do this:re-install the program -> reboot -> uninstallPost a fresh logs when you have completed the above task.

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I just resolved an issue I had with the wireless connectivity of my Acer notebook computer and now I am getting strange error messages. When I try (not every instance) to open device manager I will get the message "Failed to open empty document." From there I will occasionally get "Parser" messages that say "Value creation failed at line 843" or "line 422." I read what I could find about these messages and it points to MMC as the cause. How do I go about fixing this annoying problem if anyone knows?

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Hello all,
I'm suffering froma troubling problem with a Windows 7 system.
This system has a boot HDD (C and data storage RAID5 array (D. The system locked up hard requiring a power down to get Windows operational gain.

The sytem is fine now, except the ~3 TB RAID5 array is not seen by W7. The W7 disk managment snap-in reports that the 2793.97 GB "drive" exists, but the status is "Unknown" and "not initialized". Needless to say, the drve was online and contained LOTS of data before the crash. Due to it's size, the drive was GPT.

I ran a synchronize on the RAID 5 array and that finished w/o error, so I assume the actuall array is fine.

Any recommendations for what utllity/diagnostic/etc. to try next?

Further info: The RAID 5 is a creation of the AMD SB750 "southbridge", which uses tech licensed by Promise Technology.

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Hello and thank you for the help with my problem.

I am going nuts over here trying to figure out why I am getting random BSOD. I ran Memetest64 for 10 passes with no errors. My computer is free of dust, and I removed any external connections (Battery Backup, external backup drive, etc). I uninstalled Avast, ran spyware and malware programs. It's all clean.

Every few days, I'll get a random BSOD. The last one that recorded a dump file was on 04/25. However tonight when I got my most recent BSOD, the screen froze at 'Initializing Disk For Crash Dump'.

I use my computer mainly for my online audio webcast a few nights a week. I haven't added anything new to the computer, so these sudden BSOD baffles me.

I downloaded the SF tool and uploaded the zip file here. I would really appreciate any help you can give so I can try and fix this problem. And anything I can do to return the favor of your help, just ask. Thank you!


Answer:Win 7 Random BSOD / Frozen Initialization Disk For Crash Dump

The is only one dump and it blames emupia2k.sys which seems to be a creative product Driver Reference Table - emupia2k.sys

Try finding a new driver.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck FC, {fffff8a00fa30200, f8300002f437c943, fffff8800edf3570, 2}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for emupia2k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for emupia2k.sys
Probably caused by : emupia2k.sys ( emupia2k+46366 )
Followup: MachineOwner

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I am new to Microsoft Message Analyzer and just downloaded version 1.4 and installed on my Windows 10 laptop
I saved my Windows System Event log as an .evtx file to have some data to start looking at. I note the column entitled 'summary' appears to show the body of the event message. However I see many rows which state "unable to retrieve the event description"
in this column, what do I need to do to fix this issues please? could it of been the way that I saved the .evtx file in the first instance (I accepted the defaults) or do I need to install some additional files/components so the messages are displayed

Thanks all

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Event Log Explorer
A tool to help Manage, Analyze and Report Windows Event Logs
For Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 operating systems​
This is a simple, "starter" guide to help use this tool. (Note this tool will only work on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003. It will not work with Windows Vista.) Download and run Event Log Explorer.

One time initialization

Click Tree->Show Tree
Click File->New Workspace
Click File->Save Workspace As (and save your workspace file anywhere you choose)
Example: To Filter / View / Export Recent Error and Warning Log Events

Open an Event Log
>> (e.g Typically, you only need look at the System Log (for System event records) and the Application Log (for Application related events)
Filter the events you want to see (for this example we filter to only see Non-Information events that occured in the last 7 days)
>> Click View->Filter.
>> Uncheck Information. Towards the bottom of the filter window, look for ?Display event for the last? enter 7 days. Click OK
Click File->Export Log to save a copy of the events for later viewing or sending to others
>> Check: Text file, All events, Event Description
>> Uncheck Export Event Data
>> Check Close dialog when done
Click Export and save as a txt file on your Desktop
Help Troubleshooting an Event

Double click an event to see the "Event Description" (which provides more detail about the event)
Click Event ID Database button for an web page a... Read more

Answer:"Event Log Explorer" tool helps manage/analyze/report on your Windows Event Logs

I use the subscription to It has been greatly helpful. I don't have this analyser but am a big believer in using the Event Viewer. I'll add a description I have written up which will help in determining the Events: This may be useful in addition to the Event Analyzer.

One thing I have not been able to do is keep the filters set with the software in the OS.

Find the Error(s)in the Event Viewer that correspond to the crash/freeze/error message/blue screen, etc.:

Description of the Event Viewer:

Unfortunately, many Windows XP users aren't aware of the Event Viewer, what it is, where it is, how it can help with a problem:
The Event Viewer has logs for everything that happens on the computer. There are three sets of logs: System, Applications and Security. By opening the first two to display the Events, you can look for Errors that correspond to the time of the problem- in your case, the crash.

There are three types of Events in the System and Apps logs:
1. Information (white circle w/blue i): this is just basic documentation of the normal working of the System or Apps.
2. Warnings (yellow triangle w/black exclamation mark) noting some problem at that moment. Warnings usually resolve on their own. If they do not, they become>>>
3. Errors (red circle w/white X- they document something that didn't work or isn't happening as it should. Each Errors has three parts: an ID#, a Source and a Description. By doing a right clic... Read more

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Just did a clean install of windows 7 and everything was running fine untill now and I'm receiving this '
fatal systm error, crash dump 100%"

Can anybody help please?

Answer:fatal systm error, crash dump 100%"


You can follow what it says here.

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I have been experiencing a BSOD periodically, however the blue screen never gets past "Initializing disk for crash dump". As a result there are no related minidump files in the minidump folder. Any ideas on how to begin trouble shooting this? I am able to boot fine and can play games, however the BSOD is becoming more frequent lately. I notice it a lot while playing minecraft, and it happened during my first attempt to type this post.

From other posts, I have:
checked sysdm.cpl to make sure minidumps are enabled
run memtest for 36 hours for ~15 passes
removed the applecharger driver (changed it to applecharger.old)

Thank you

Answer:BSOD stops at "Initializing disk for crash dump...

There are several reasons why DMPs arent created. They include no page file, a page file smaller than the amount of ram you have, a page file on a different HD than the os, UAC turned off.

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On reboot. RPC will quickly crash and the system will force shutdown (in one minute).
Tried classic (XP) "ListenOnInternet"="N" registry key: no effect.
Tried enabling all interfaces explicitly (rpccfg): Works but useless.
Tried disabling NIC card: Works but useless (no connectivity).
Tried enabling all interfaces explicitly except externally connected NIC (rpccfg): Crash.
Added custom loopback interface (Fake NIC) to try and placate RPC: Crash.

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I am getting an error whenever I log onto my servers via RDP as per below:
Faulting application name: ie4uinit.exe, version: 11.0.9600.17207, time stamp: 0x53a22332
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7601.18409, time stamp: 0x5315a05a
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000001a93
Faulting process id: 0x2120
Faulting application start time: 0x01cfe289d12e2d0e
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\ie4uinit.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 0fb3b222-4e7d-11e4-b476-005056910008
My server is running Internet Explorer 11. This has only started happening in the past fortnight.
It only happens on the first login of a user where the profile is initalized. If I move on from the error and log out / back in the error does not re-occur.
If I remove the user profile from the server so it has to recreate it the error happens again.
Screenshot below.

Any ideas or suggestions that might be causing this?
My first thoughts are perhaps something under my group policy settings for IE is not compatible with IE11 and causes this issue..?

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I was installing Window 7 today on two rigs.

One, was absolutely fine. No errors whatsoever.

Second, I am almost done when I get this screen:

It flashes on the screen for about 2 seconds, so it was hard to get the picture.

However, Windows 7 comes up fine and there are no errors..

Googling doesn't help at all. People only seem to get this error randomly, not during W7 installation.

I don't feel right, here. Anyone know what's up?

Answer:Error - "Logon Process Initialization Failure" During W7 Install..?


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Hi, I recently made some upgrades to a (previously fine) PC - they were

- Installing 4GB extra RAM, of the same variety
- Reinstalling windows on a new SSD (a Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB)

I previously also upgraded to Windows 10, but a bunch of blue screens and other issues later I reinstalled 7. I'm still having problems though - the current symptoms are that every so often (1-3 times a day) the computer will hang for ~1-2 minutes on the 'starting windows' screen. When it finally loads, it will often hang for further extended periods before settling down. I checked in these event log and during these periods there will be many 'atapi' errors, with Event ID 11 "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0." (I have attached a screenshot).

There will sometimes be other errors, usually relating to the timeout of certain things, but the previously mentioned error is by far the most prolific. On rare occasions there have been more serious errors - never blue screens since going back to windows 7, but once I booted to a black screen with just a mouse (was able to shut down via task manager then following a restart seemed ok).

Through some investigation, it does seem to be that the root cause of the problem is the SSD; I identified this a while ago and have tried various fixes, including:

Ensuring my Motherboard (a M4A78LT-M) SATA ports are configured in AHCI mode (they were previously IDE). This also led me to completely re-installing windows in an e... Read more

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Hello all. I'm getting the messages below at every boot. I usually get two or three each time all similar with the exception of the IDs changing. I've scoured the net but found nothing on this. Just curious if anyone else has seen these and if so how to get it resolved. They've been happening since day one of my Windows 10 Pro install. I've attempted a reinstall but get the same messages. I'm only getting this on my Dell Latitude E7270 unit. My Dell Inspiron 7559 does not throw these messages. Something to note is that this is a standalone laptop so not connected to a domain etc. Thanks for any info if anyone has any!

SCEP Certificate enrollment initialization for XXXX\XXXXXX$ via https://NTC-NameId-bcd3c503d39e51b0c...lates/Aik/scep failed:
GetCACaps: Not Found
{"Message":"The authority "" does not exist."}
Cache-Control: no-cache
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:24:21 GMT
Pragma: no-cache
Content-Length: 122
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
Expires: -1
Server: Microsoft-IIS/8.5
x-ms-request-id: 3edaba7e-acd4-4bdc-acfc-274093e54f6f
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000;includeSubDomains
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
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Answer:SCEP Certificate enrollment initialization Failed Event ID 86 Errors


I'm having the same issue and I have a Dell XPS.

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Hi tech support (again). Anyway, every time I install windows 7, I get this error just as its completing its installation and sending me to the desktop. This error only appears after installing windows 7, and only occurs once; I never see the error again.

While this may not seem like much of a problem, I am worried it might be a contributing factor to my other tech support problems. I have tried installing from both a CD and USB drive. Both had the error. What is causing this and how do I stop it? I am willing to reformat again. I don't know how to make sense of the event log if that matters.

System Specs Below

OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? --> Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? --> x64
? What was original installed OS on system? --> None, custom built PC
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? --> Retail version, self-installed
? Age of system (hardware) --> Almost 1 week
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? --> Almost 1 week

? CPU --> Intel? Core? i5-3570K Processor(6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz); Ivy Bridge
? Video Card --> EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked Video Card - 1280MB
? MotherBoard --> MSI Z77A-GD65
? Power Supply --> OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 700-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus
? Case --> COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
? Memory --> Corsair Vengeance 8GB PC12800... Read more

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I just reloaded my OS and am now seeing a System Config Startup item for the first time. Does anyone have any info about this item? Thank you.

Startup Item
Microsoft Windows Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
Cmd.exe /c start "AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding device initialization" /min "C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD AVT\bin\kdbsync.exe" aml

Answer:What is "AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding device initialization"?

it is the steady video feature for the web browser it is supposed to make video steady and visably clearer then before to me it seems the same but you might be able to tell

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Hi all,

I had a system crash after installing drivers for a d-link wireless card (PCI). In the system that the crash occured on I had 2 Harddrives: one Maxtor SATA 200GB, and one Maxtor IDE 160GB. I used the 200GB for windows and my documents, and I used the 160GB for PS2 game backup ISO's and media files. The crash involved a BSOD when trying to load windows, and it reset many of my BIOS settings. It also corrupted my 200GB hard drive, but did'nt harm the 160GB one. I have since changed back the BIOS settings, and I installed XP onto the 160GB hard drive, in order to salvage the damaged one. at first the damaged one wouldnt open saying "Drive G is corrupt and unreadable". I then ran chkdsk and it fixed tons of errors so that I can now browse the HDD, but it still wont boot windows off of it, giving me another BSOD. What I really need is the files in the "My Documents" folder on my 200GB HDD, the one that was corrupted and repaired. HERE IS THE PROBLEM: I had the folder made private on my old windows installation, and not password protected. when I try to get in now I get "access denied" errors because of that. I NEED to get in there in order to take the important stuff out and put it on the 160GB hard drive. afterwards I will go about trying to fix the windows installation on that drive. I appreciate all of your help ahead of time, but I do ask one thing: please don't give me help with the crash, restoring windows, or those issu... Read more

Answer:Windows Crashed: Salvage attempt being hindered by "access denied" windows. Hlp plese

I would try to reset permissions on the folder itself or take ownership of that folder. And then make sure that you give all full access for the time being so when you resolve the issue with the corrupted os you can reset the permissions back. I would explain in the post how to take ownership, but MS does a better job of it here;en-us;308421&sd=tech

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Today when I went to turn on my Samsung laptop (with Windows 7), I got a ""Logon Process Initialization Failure" error message. I didn't even get to the screen which asks for my password to access the computer's functions. I tried to reboot into safe mode, but I got the same thing again. I can't open any program or even get to my desktop screen.

I found a Microsoft hotfix that appears to be for this problem, and although I saved the .exe file to my thumb drive from my desktop computer, I'm at a loss as to how to install it on my laptop when it won't operate correctly to download and run it!

(The Microsoft link that seems to address my issue is here:

The only thing that may have changed is that my old power cord to the laptop was frayed, and I ordered a new one off eBay. It's not a Samsung cord, but a replacement cord. My laptop worked fine with it for an entire day, then the following day is when this happened. I don't know if it's related to the problem or not. I sure hope I can resolve this problem; my laptop is nothing more than a five pound paperweight at this point.

Answer:"Initialization failure" error on startup

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The above failure has occured ("logon process initialization failure" ).

what happend before:

- CPU over heated error upon startup
-- cleaned computer
--cleaned & applied new thermal paste (old stuff was dry)
--- outcome: CPU over heat error upon startup
--Did a BIOS repair and update
--Did a Windows update
-System restored to a later date
-System restored to current date ( basically and undo of the above system restore)
--System restore failed
--Retried the sytem restore
-- CPU overheat error occurs
--"logon process initialization failure" occured
--Restarted computer, same failure and overheat error occur
--Occurs just after the Windows start up screen.

-Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
-i5 cpu
-6 gb ram
-Raidon 4890 graphics card
-ROG formula 3 Mother board

I would appreciate any help to resolve this issue, if you need any more information I will try to supply it.

Thanks for any help in advance

Answer:"logon process initialization failure"

Sounds like the CPU is either still overheated, or is damaged from the overheating.

Check to make sure that the cooler is fully seated against the CPU.
Check to make sure that the cooler is clear of dirt/dust/debris
Check to make sure that the fan (for the cooler) is running

If all of these are OK and you still get overheating errors, I'd have to suspect a problem with the CPU (either the heat spreader on the CPU isn't making contact with the actual components underneath the heat spreader - or that the damage to the CPU has cause it to "stick" when reporting heat errors).

You'll need someone who's more expert than I to help diagnose this. Try over in the General forums (or a hardware/CPU forum)

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Hi there,
Can someone please help to shed some light on this, or possibly fix this issue?
I've been trying for ages to get my parents computer to download and install updates.
It's running 7 Home Premium 64 bit with SP1.
The Windows Update page shows that Windows could not search for updates, which resulted in the error 8007370B
The link on that page to get help for this error has no results.
The system update readiness tool failed to fix the issue
sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt results in the error message
Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation.
I also tried to force WSUS offline updates, but ended up having to remove the temp admin account and cancel the updates when that failed.

log files attached:
Attachment 362134

Answer:Failed updates "WindowsUpdate_8007370B" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

Your first run of CheckSUR found a fair number of errors, and managed to fix them, mostly - but to remain until now...

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 _isdel.exe wow64_microsoft-windows-i..llshield-wow64-main_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_ca61f601a4548b8e
(f) CSI Corrupt Identity 0xC0150017 c64c420f5864b56f41d74a09d3a4941a, Culture=neutral, Version=6.1.7601.18283, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versyo~Scope=NonSxS c64c420f586..a09d3a4941a_31bf3856ad364e35_6>1.7601.18283_b5294749e54eed83 Bad identity

I need to have a look at your COMPONENTS registry hive

Please copy the C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS file (no extension) to your desktop and then compress it - upload the compressed file to your favoured fileshare site (preferably Dropbox or OneDrive) and post a link.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Mods, if you feel that this thread is more of a "Windows" issue, please feel free to move this thread.

Here last year I did my second build because I was having "boot" issues. Wasn't certain what exactly the problem was at the time. But something some how screwed up the boot sequence in my system, and where everything was pretty much "outdated." I just went ahead and did another build.

Though, since then I've been pondering around with the thought of using a SATA to IDE adapter so that I can retrieve what ever salvageable data I can from one of the two HDD's that was in my last build. So I finally broke down and ordered a couple different one's earlier this week.

Unfortunately, I've been running in to some problem(s) when I try to launch with the IDE in place.

Upon initial launching, the boot sequence seem to take some time longer than it normally does with out the IDE HDD in place. Though after a 15-20sec lapse I'll get an error screen displaying an windows error code of "0xc000000e" with a prompt message below stating "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

I searched all over online to see what that error code represents, only to get "pages after pages" of sites with each site telling me something different.

I have no intentions of using this as a third HDD in my system. I just want to retrieve select data from it.

Answer:Error code "0xc000000e" "The boot selection failed because a required device.........

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Trying to start a live trace with USB-USBPORT and USB-USBHUB on Win7.  Getting "Failed to Start Enable Session Due to the Following Error(s):

Enable session "MMA-ETW-Livecapture-79f84d93-a9b8-4484-b09e-ad9e315ea8d5" failed.
Start session "MMA-ETW-Livecapture-79f84d93-a9b8-4484-b09e-ad9e315ea8d5" failed
At a loss as what to do to try and fix this.
Suggestions anyone?
Thank you,

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I'm posting this in the Vista forum because this has never happened with Windows 2000 or XP.

I bought two exact duplicate models of hard disks. I set up Vista Ultimate on one of my systems. I used Acronis True Image 10 to clone the operating disk to the factory-new, never-used, same model disk as a backup drive in the event the first disk failed. I put in the clone to be sure it runs; but, I get the error mentioned in the title of this thread.

Now, if the second disk is supposed to be a clone of the first, why does this happen and how can I fix it?

I'm not married to Acronis for this job so I would use any disk cloning tool that makes a sector-for-sector copy. I use Norton Ghost 2003 for making sector-for-sector raw image (forensic) copies of PATA drives; but, these are SATA drives and Ghost 2003 simply sits there like Tarbaby and he don't say nuttin' to no SATA drive.

Answer:"Windows failed to start" "\Windows\System32\winload.exe missing or corrupt"

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I know there are a handful of threads with the above error message and code, but I have yet to see a thread with what was my reason for the error code. I wanted to pass on what I discovered and how I fixed it.

I started with a standard Windows 7 Pro install joined to a domain. This machine has restricted Internet access so I downloaded the ISO on another machine, burned it to media and ran the upgrade on the test machine from within Windows. The machine passed all of the checks and tests and reported no issues. It would get to the first "Installing" screen, display 0% and then almost immediately give me the pop-up "Something Happened: Install Failed"

I ran it as administrator, I did a Clean Boot, I uninstalled all of the AV/Malware/security type stuff. Nothing worked. I finally found the setuperr.log in C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Panther. Found several error lines and the code was always 80070005. I found a line where the installer had a problem copying install.esd. I cleared out the $Windows.~BT in case there was file corruption in the directory somewhere and tried again - no change. Finally, I decided to create a USB install media and viola! The install completed. And I used the same ISO to make the USB that I had used to make the DVD.

I've read a few other threads where people had problems with the ISO. So the moral of the story is if you need to use install media, use the USB installer.

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I am receiving these 2 error messages (see below). Message #1 pops up first and then is followed by Message #2

Message #1:

"hpqthb08.exe-strong name Validation Failed which says, (Strong name validation failed for assembly C:\Program Files\HP\digital imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe The file may have been tampered with or it was partially signed but not fully signed with correct private key )"

Followed by Message #2:

hpqth08.exe Common Language runtime Debugging Services. Click OK to Terminate or Cancel to Debug


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I am receiving these 2 error messages (see below). Message #1 pops up first and then is followed by Message #2

Message #1:

"hpqthb08.exe-strong name Validation Failed which says, (Strong name validation failed for assembly C:\Program Files\HP\digital imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe The file may have been tampered with or it was partially signed but not fully signed with correct private key )"

Followed by Message #2:

hpqth08.exe Common Language runtime Debugging Services. Click OK to Terminate or Cancel to Debug


Answer:ERROR MESSAGES: ""hpqthb08.exe-strong name Validation Failed..."

Closing duplicate to:

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I have actually been getting this error for the past month, at least since March 29th. I've made several attempts to work around it but to no avail. It appears that there is an error with the other browsers as well. I have searched for solutions for this for several weeks, none of which fit my problem. I uninstalled my clamwin antivirus in favor of Windows Security Essentials, though, most people have fixed this problem by messing with AVG? I don't think I have AVG on my computer?

Anyway, if someone knows how to solve this problem please let me know, I'm willing to try anything.

Answer:"Failed-Virus scan failed" error when making downloads on chrome

Let's see what Anti-virus is installed ....

Download CKScanner from here
Save it to your desktop. <=== IMPORTANT
Doubleclick CKScanner.exe and click Search For Files.
After a very short time, when the cursor hourglass disappears, click "Save List To File".
A message box will verify that the file is saved.
Double-click the CKFiles.txt icon on your desktop and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.

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Task Scheduler service has encountered RPC initialization error in "RpcServerUseProtseq:ncacn_ip_tcp". Additional Data: Error Value: 1720.

Answer:Task Scheduler service has encountered RPC initialization error in "RpcServerUseProtseq:ncacn_ip_tcp". Additional Data: Error Va

I have Windows Vista Ultimate and am an administrator on my box. I was able to open Task Scheduler but the the Create Task and other items were greyed out and the library was unavailable with the 'Reading Data Failed' error.After spending a looong time on the phone with a very nice man from Microsoft support, the fix for this error has been given to me. It is to delete a particular registry key that was corrupted by a MS update. Here is the fix that worked for me.Start > Run > regeditNavigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\RPC\INTERNET Export this key to back it up first, then delete the whole Internet key (and it's sub-keys). Reboot your systemTask Scheduler should now work.

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I purchased my SONY VAIO laptop over a year ago and it was working fine till today.

Today as I was watching a youtube video when my laptop crashed suddenly. No messages printed, it just powered off. Then when I rebooted it, I saw a blue screen message with some crash dump information. It specified "DRIVER_IRQL_LESS_OR_EQUAL" and other information I picked up from it was "iaStor.sys" was the file causing issue.. it contained some memory/register location such as 0x000xxxxxxxx..

So the next time when it rebooted automatically after the crash I ran it in safe mode and I was able to get there. Then after reading some forums and microsoft support I figured out it is better to disable certain devices as they may be causing problems. So i have disabled my network adapter and sound devices. But still whenever I reboot and run in normal mode my system crashes.

I also have the minidump messages stored in a pen drive. At present I can get my laptop working in safe mode. however If I shutdown then it restarts in normal mode and crashes. After reading some forums it looks like a hardware issue to me. However I'm not sure as it happened all of a sudden. Also this forum seems to point people most of the times in the right direction. Hence I thought it would be of great help to me if someone could point me in the right direction.

I appreciate your response. Please help me if you know anything about this crash.


Answer:Crash with "DRIVER_IRQL_LESS_OR_EQUAL" & "iaStor.sys"

Welcome to SF, karthickannamal.

BSOD Posting Instructions

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I was having problems with my Maple Story, so I un-installed and re-downloaded the program. However, when I tried to open the setup wizard, it gave me the error:

Error reading setup initialization file

I looked online for troubleshooting solutions, and I have so far found two options:

-Re-download because the error could be the result of a failed download that wasn't identified when the file was downloaded.

-Find and delete old files that could be stopping the file from being reaad properly.

I need help with the second solution, as in how I search for those files. Also, any other solutions for this problem would be much appreciated.

Answer:"Error reading setup initialization file" for Maple Story Setup

test reply

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

Answer:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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Hello All,Newbie here ... I would like help with my computer-- Vista running on a Gateway.  I have been getting a blue screen all of a sudden with the following info and then a "file dump" to backup my data.  I then have to restatr manually ... if anyone can help (if it makes sense to anyone) please let me know ... THANKS!!!!--------------------....DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL....Technical Information:***stop: 0x000000D1 (0xEBDE3D78,0x00000002, 0X00000001, 0X8d73FD0F)**athrusb.sys - address 8d73FD0F base at 8D708000, datestamp 45bdef13

Answer:Widnows Vista (Gateway), shutdown with bluscreen "file dump"

Looks like a bad driver for your wireless.Have you made any recent changes to the computer - driver updates, installed software, installed hardware, etc?Turn off the wireless - any change?Try updating the driver for your Atheros Wireless.

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Last year I bought a new PC AMD Athlon XP 2600+.
It was working normal during this time but recently it started dumping and restarting without any reason and no event is logged.

I have formatted the HDD and reinstalled the OS, but I have the same performance again.

It seems that HDD and RAM is ok.

Please help me.

I?m attaching 9 minidumps and some system information (as much info as possible).

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Win2KPro Blue Dump with message "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (Stop 0x00D1)"


Only two minidumps can be accessed by windbg and this is the symptom of hardware error. After investigation, the culprit is faulty memory or faulty PSU. You can run memtest to stress the ram. If memtest reports the ram is faulty, ram is bad. However Memtest is not a perfect tool to test the memory as some faulty ram can pass memtest.

1. Check the temperature of the CPU and make sure that it is not overheat (ie temperature < 60C)
Make sure that the CPU fan works properly
2. Reseat the memory stick to another memory slot. Reseat video card as well.
3. Downclock the ram. Check to default setting if you video card is overclocked.
4. Clean the dust inside the computer case
5. Make sure that the ram is compatible to the motherboard
6. Check the bios setting about memory timing and make sure that it is on
For example : DIMM1 and DIMM2 do not have the same timing.
DIMM1: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.0-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)
DIMM2: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM3: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
7. Make sure that your PSU have adequate power to drive all the hardware including USB devices
8. Run chkdsk /r at command prompt
9. Run 3DMark 2005 to test your video card
10. Upgrade BIOS

If it still crashes, diagnostic which memory stick is faulty
Take out one memory stick. If windows does not crash, the removed memor... Read more

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I want to know how to permanently skip "scanning: system error memory dump files" in the disk cleanup scan. What i am looking for, is a way to remove it from the scan entirely.

WinXP has a similar "feature", "compress old files", and the solution i have found is deleting some registry keys.
xp example:
this is what i am looking for.


Answer:How do i skip "scanning: system error memory dump files"?

(plucked from microsoft answers)
1. Open a Command Window in Administrator mode:
* click Start
* click All Programs, then Accessories
* right click on the Command Prompt option,
* on the drop down menu which appears, click on the Run as Administrator option.
* If you haven’t disabled User Account Control (and you shouldn’t!) you will be asked for authorisation. Click the Continue button if you are the administrator or insert the administrator password.
2. Start the System File Checker
* In the Command Prompt window, type: sfc /scannow,
* press Enter.
* You’ll see “the system scan will begin”.
The scan may take some time and windows will repair/replace any corrupt or missing files. You will be asked to insert your Vista DVD if it’s needed.
Close the Command Prompt Window when the job is finished.
One caveat: you need a Windows DVD to enable SFC to make more than minor repairs.

Good Luck

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my friend's laptop started crashing after I installed alcohol 120%

it crashes when I get to the password page
I get the blue screen of death (Physical Memory Dump) ..

his laptop: Acer
intel Core 2 Duo T7200 (2 GHz)
NVIDIA GeForce (384MB) Go 7300 Turbo Cache
1Gb ram DDR 2

I am not sure if this is the right place, But I really do need HELP guys

Answer:"blue screen Physical Memory Dump" after installing Alcohol120%

I tried to use safe mode, but same thing happens
it crashes again

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I am using Windows 2000, and I have had these frequent blue screens pop up, with white text saying "Begining Dump of Physical Memory." I'm not too sure what these are, they happen for no apparent reason, but when they do occur, I have no choice but to manually shut off. If anyone could offer their help I'd be more than grateful, thanks!

Answer:"Begining Dump of Physical Memory" - Blue screen, any ideas?

Follow my thread over here to give you head start in getting this issue resolved.

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I am running Windows 10 Pro. My system is running perfectly. There are zero "Event viewer" errors on every restart.
I have never had a BSOD and everything works perfectly.........but, on every other restart I am seeing "System error memory dump files" in the Disk Clean-up utility. The size varies. Currently it is 9.70mb but may change slightly if I reboot.
Whenever I clean it, it returns. There are no dump files in my Windows folder. I really don't understand why I am seeing it.
I have searched the internet for hours but all threads turn to BSOD issues. I have never had a BSOD, nor can I find this mysterious 9.70mb dump file. Can anyone shed any light onto what is happening?
Thanks in advance.

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I am running Windows 10 Pro. My system is running perfectly. There are zero "Event viewer" errors on every restart.
I have never had a BSOD and everything works perfectly.........but, on every other restart I am seeing "System error memory dump files" in the Disk Clean-up utility. The size varies. Currently it is 9.70mb but may change slightly if I reboot.
Whenever I clean it, it returns. There are no dump files in my Windows folder. I really don't understand why I am seeing it.
I have searched the internet for hours but all threads turn to BSOD issues. I have never had a BSOD, nor can I find this mysterious 9.70mb dump file. Can anyone shed any light onto what is happening?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Why are there "System error memory dump files" in Disk Clean-up?

It's actually heath report, doesn't necessarily contain actual errors.

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

Answer:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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Hi guys,

I typically run CCleaner every couple of days, and aside from the usual browser junk files, it doesn't come across much.

However since the last bunch of Windows 10 updates (I'm currently on 1607 Build 14393.351) I'm noticing that CCleaner is coming across rather large memory dumps files - the main one is around 400MB in size.

My systems (three different machines) are all producing the same types of file, but all seem to be running fine, with no application or system crashes.

How can I check to see what's causing these dumps?



Answer:Mysterious "memory dump" files appearing, but system seems okay...

You do know that you can do a lot of damage with CCleaner. If there are dumps from issues, it is easy to find where they are on the drive with one of the graphical mapping programs out there.

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Holla, y'all. :[

For the past couple days my PC has been having some mad slowdown issues. It'd get worse as the day went on, and at night, be totally unusable. By the next day, after it had been turned off for several hours, I could use it again.

But, last night, it was acting real slow. I restarted it, and this creepy blue screen popped up, and told me it was starting a "physical memory dump". Having no clue what that was, and being scared of any long-term consequences, I turned the XXXX off. it won't start up. It gets to the Windows loading screen, and then just starts again! Ice cold. Sometimes I'll get to the bad-last-shutdown screen, which lets me choose safe mode, or regular, or whatever, but whatever I choose, it ends up restarting itself.

Any, any, any kind of help would be appreciated, as I have no clue where to start on this.

Answer:Computer not starting after aborted "physical memory dump".

run mem test on the ram
and post your system specs

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After i installed BlueStacks Android Emulator i started to experience BSODs, i am not sure if it is Avast or BlueStacks fault.

Would be awesome if someone experienced with that stuff could check these dumps and give an advise or tip.


BSOD Posting Instructions

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Hi, all. I'd love to attach a minidump or kernal dump to my post, but my system didn't create one as configured. My system specs are in the left pane and in my signature. My dump file directory contained no .dmp files, and BlueScreenView reports 0 crashes.

I believe the reason a dump file was not created was because I had the Windows setting on "kernel memory dump", but the BSOD lasted a fraction of a second (which is probably not enough time for the file to be created). I barely saw "KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR" before it was whisked away, leaving nothing but a black screen (power was still on). My laptop was idling away, and had been in the same position on my desk for about an hour as I was using my desktop.

What should I do next? I have a system-managed paging file on my SSD that hasn't been touched since I installed Windows 7 a few weeks ago. Does Chkdsk work with SSDs? Should I change the debug setting to minidumps only? Any help/advice would be excellent.

Answer:ThinkPad "Visual" BSOD - No Dump File Created


Try changing the crash dump setting to Small Memory Dump. Maybe that will give the system more time to finish the dump before it crashes.

If/when you get more crashes, could you upload a jcgriff2 report?

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Hi, i need some help to get back into my pc.

The memory dump says -

*** STOP: 0x0000007a (0xe1ad6824, 0xc0000098, 0xbf8a7417, 0x07d86860)
*** win32k.sys - Address BF8A7417 base at Bf800000, DateStamp 3d6de5e5

The system takes a long tme to get to where the "Welcome to Windows" should show the "blue screen"as above.

if I do nothing, blue screen disapears and "operating system not found" appears.

I have tried all the advanced boot options to no avail. I do not have a CD with the operating system to boot. i downloaded the the boot files from Microshaft onto 6 floppys but it's as if the HD just bypasses the choices made in the BIOS screen (boot from A: drive first)

I am running XP service pack 1.

The disk is partitioned with the i386 folders on the D drive.

I do not know if this is enough info - can anyone help me access my disk?


Answer:Blue screen memory dump "win32k.sys" during startup

The 7A errors I'm finding say

Stop 0x0000007A or KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERRORClick to expand...

but your message seems t be different.

The Stop 0x7A message indicates that a page of kernel data was not found in the paging (virtual memory) file and could not be read into memory. This might be due to incompatible disk or controller drivers, firmware, or hardware.Click to expand...

I have tried all the advanced boot optionsClick to expand...

Exactly what have you tried?

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I want to know can I troubleshooting a program when the status of it is "Not Responding" in task manager? I create a dump file from a program in task manager that its status was "Not Responding" in "Processes" tab  and
I want to find the root of the problem. I know that I can debugging BOSD via its dump file, but how about programs?

Thank you.

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Hello all,

I was hoping I could get one of you to take a look at my minidump file (attached). I'm getting intermittent BSODs (although it typically just manifests as a "lockup" rather than actually taking you all the way to the blue screen). The event log has been pretty unhelpful, but I have noticed a pattern where I see messages relating to the video and network drivers at roughly the time of the BSOD. I manually updated all of my drivers (although it seems odd that the installation didn't handle that). Knock on wood, but I haven't had another ocurrence as yet.

Thanks very much for the look!

Tori Harris

Answer:BSOD / "Lockups" Dump File Review Request

Hello and wecome to SF

I'm glad to hear that updating the drivers appears to have helped because the type of crash described by your minidump is relatively difficult to troubleshoot directly. Here is another poster with an equivalent problem in terms of symptoms, though the cause in their case is almost certainly different:

You may wish to review the info in that thread in case the crash repeats itself.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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Hi all,

I think this is quite a common problem, from what google searches have returned, but i can't quite find the exact problem as this:

I sent my friend an e-mail for a school project, but he had forgotten to tell me (he told me the next day) that he can't access his e-mail.

He didn't give much info, only that:
When his e-mail is accessed (AOL), after about 10-15 seconds, a blue screen appears stating "Physical memory Dump complete"

Any way this can be fixed without too much hassle from his end (he's not much good with comps)?



Answer:Blue screen of Death: "Physical Memory Dump Complete" When e-mail is accessed


You'll need access to your friends computer or to help him some way or another. A BSOD can be basically anything wrong, many times it is corrupt RAM or a process driver. Ask your friend to ZIP (using WinZIP) the minidumps found in C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\ and attach that back with your next post. That's the best way to analyze.

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Is there a command line for the task manager right click on the process and executing a "Create Dump File"? I'm aware we can use ADPlus, wondering how Windows 7 does it without debug diag or windows debug tools

I ran some initial trend on my end as well. I tried capturing procmon while issuing the command. All I could see was the .DMP file getting created from taskmgr but no commands specific to dump creation

Help is appreciated

Answer:"Create Dump File" command line

See if this helps (Procdump).


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Hey guys. I'm using Windows 7 in an ASUS 1005HA netbook. I am getting a "physical memory dump" error message everytime I connect an external DVD drive. How do I fix this? What information do you guys need? Thank you in advance.

Answer:"Physical memory dump" error message

Quote: Originally Posted by eiramoj

Hey guys. I'm using Windows 7 in an ASUS 1005HA netbook. I am getting a "physical memory dump" error message everytime I connect an external DVD drive. How do I fix this? What information do you guys need? Thank you in advance.

Is that a blue screen of death? Blues screen, white letter says stop?

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I observed this when she first noticed her HDD was full, i am an IT in training so i began to go through the process of diagnosing this problem. what i noticed was random facebook profile pictures (of which were not even her friends...) as well as JScript files where getting dumped here. after running ccleaner the hard drive was returned to its normal state, but if this problem persists.. i don't want to go over to her house every week to empty her hard drive. I did a google search a with nothing found so i did some HTML5 Investigation using Chrome's F12 Menu (Editor menu?)
with just some minor nonblock and pill scripts.. anyone know how to fix this? i dont want to tell her she can never use this computer since its being used as facebook's Dump server. I run ubuntu without this problem and she runs win7. if that helps.

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When I Open My computer .. After the desktop shown . It is display to me " Error: 69, Windows Memory dump " this the title of the box error messege ... " Your System is beginning to dump. Error 69: Send Error: Yes No. And This the picture of problem, please click here " " .. Please Help me who can i Fix this problem ... Thanks

Answer:" Error: 69, Windows Memory dump " Problem...

please ... solve this problem

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firefox and YM crushed then BSOD.

analyze minidump file pls!
thank you!

Answer:Pfn_ilst_corrupt windows xp sp3 "analyze mini dump"


Fault happened with Firefox open, looks to be Memory fault

Please run Memtest on your Ram (likely faulty Ram)

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