How To Fix the STATUS SAM INIT FAILURE Error
“Hi Wally, My computer has been acting strange lately. It restarts a lot and crashes have been happening more frequently. I saw the error message with a blue screen saying ‘ status sam init failure ‘. Do you know how to fix it?“ - Christina B., USA
Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:
- Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
- Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
- Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.
Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.
Wally’s Answer: Blue screen errors like this can seem to appear out of nowhere. Dealing with them can be a real chore unless you know how. Here we will be looking at how to fix the Status SAM Init Failure error.
The Status SAM Init Failure or STOP 0xC00002E3 error appears and restarts the computer.
The Status SAM Init Failure error usually appears when the computer is not properly maintained. This causes missing system files and configuration problems with the operating system. This error occurs when the Security Accounts Manager is unable to initialize. That is the part of the Windows registry which contains databases of usernames and passwords.
A large number of registry errors may ultimately lead to this problem.
Here are some ways to fix the Status SAM Init Failure error:
Load The Last Known Good Configuration
This fix should work for Windows 7 and older versions of the Windows operating system.
- Restart the computer and keep pressing F8.
- You should see the Advanced Boot Menu.
- From here, you can select the Last Known Good Configuration.
The Advanced Boot Menu might also appear automatically when the computer keeps crashing.
Fix The Registry To Fix The Status SAM Init Failure Error
Failure of the Windows registry is at the core of this error. Windows registry is a huge database that contains configuration data for all software application programs running on the computer. Fixing the registry is as easy as using a suitable registry cleaner, scanning the computer for issues, and fixing those issues. We recommend that you use WinThruster because it is made by Microsoft certified developers.
We highly recommend that you make a system restore point before making any changes to the computer’s registry.
Update Device Drivers
Most blue screen errors occur due to problems with the device driver. You can fix these errors by updating them to the latest version. This can be done by going to the computer manufacturer’s website and downloading drivers from there, or by using DriverDoc to help find the right drivers and downloading them automatically. This should help you especially if you are short on time.
Is Your PC Healthy?
I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.
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