Blue screen of death...help!

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kplgmc

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I have a BSOD and I am getting a message of

SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED

Has anyone encountered this before? I have run chkdsk and fixboot but I am still getting the same error. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
 
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Few Questions:

What OS are you running?
Have you recently installed or removed any hardware?
Have you recently installed or removed any software?
What was the last thing you did, before this error started? (i.e. deleted a file, moved a folder, etc)
 

kplgmc

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What OS are you running? Right....sorry, always forget that. XP Pro.

Have you recently installed or removed any hardware? No.

Have you recently installed or removed any software? No.

What was the last thing you did, before this error started? Sent some emails and shut down. The next day it booted up this way.


Thanks for your help!
 
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From what I can find with regards to your error it is related to incompatible hardware. Which doesnt make sense as you havent changed any hardware.

So try this:

During boot up when the machine says "Verifying DMA Pool Data" press F8 to go into the Safe Mode menu.

Choose the option that says "Last know good configuration" and see if that lets you in.

If not then choose Safe Mode and see if that lets you in. If so then I would recomend uninstalling any device drivers, such as your sound, video etc and then try a normal boot and re-install the drivers.

If neither work, then come back again.
 

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Both safe mode and last known config give me the blue screen. The screen is different now. The session3 error is gone. Now there is no error text message, just the hex code.


0x0000007B (0xF7AAE640, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Thanks!
 
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Ok here's what I found, but it aint good.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prmd_stp_xlxv.asp

It appears your Hard Disk may have become corrupt.

Things to try:

Boot from the XP CD and go into the recovery console and choose repair options and try to fix from there.
Install Win XP on a second HDD and put the current one in as slave and then you can get the files off.
Download a third party app to recover the data.
- I highly recommend Winternals ERD Commander I used it to recover a database server and application server at work a few months ago and it worked a charm. It is pricey, btu it depends on what the data on the drive is worth to you.
 
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Try one other thing when you get the BSOD. Use CTRL-ALT-DEL to open the task manager. Select NEW TASK and browse to a program that you would like to run. I even re-installed windows from there recently to get my system back up and working properly. Your's may be a different situation, but I don't guess it will hurt to try.
 
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