How To Fix CONFIG_INITIALIZATION_FAILED Blue Screen of Death Error
“Hi Wally, When I start my computer I see this error “ config_initialization_failed “. Its not letting Windows start. I have a Windows 8 laptop, please help!“ - Patrick T., Australia
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Wally’s Answer: This error usually appears when the Windows registry fails to load some important files. Not having enough memory to complete the task often makes this happen. The computer shuts down to prevent damage to its software and hardware components. Here’s some information on how to deal with it.
The computer crashes after showing the config_initialization_failed error. It is also known as the STOP 0×00000067 error.
Windows registry was not able to allocate the required memory pool due to insufficient memory. Which means that there is some problem in the computer’s RAM.
Follow these instructions to resolve the config_initialization_failed error.
Disable Caching On The Motherboard
Disabling the caching feature on the motherboard can solve the problem. You will have to look online on your motherboard vendor’s website for documentation regarding changing this setting on your computer’s particular motherboard.
Change The Computer’s RAM
You will need to change the computer’s RAM. You can try cleaning the RAM and reinserting it in the RAM slot. Turn the computer on and see if the error appears again.
If your computer has two sticks of RAM, then try removing one and see if the error still occurs. Test all the sticks of RAM and see which ones fail. If the error persists then buy replace the problematic stick of RAM with a new one.
Clean The Registry
Cleaning the registry will remove files and registry entries that may have caused this error. If this works then it will be easier for your since you don’t have to get your hands dirty playing with hardware. Corrupt registry can result form incomplete or improper software installations and uninstallations. Malware can also cause problems with the registry.
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