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A Guide to the CONFIG_INITIALIZATION_FAILED Blue Screen of Death Error

The CONFIG_INITIALIZATION_FAILED BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error may appear during the initialization process for Windows Vista, XP, and 2000, and Windows 7 and 8. This error usually appears when the Windows Registry is unable to allocate the memory pool needed while loading registry files. It means that the registry fails to initialize because of insufficient memory. This results in the automatic shutdown of the computer to prevent damage and possible loss of unsaved data.


This BSOD error usually occurs when there is a defect in the RAM (Random Access Memory) module.

This BSOD error is also known as CONFIG_INITIALIZATION_FAILED and “STOP 0x00000067“. Some users of Windows have reported this error, which normally appears on the screen during the initialization of the system.

To resolve the CONFIG_INITIALIZATION_FAILED BSOD error due to a defective RAM, you have to replace the RAM modules, and then restart the computer. If the problem persists, it may be resolved by disabling caching on the motherboard.

You can also resolve this error by cleaning the registry using a registry cleaning utility like Registry Reviver. It will remove corrupted files and entries in the registry that may be causing the problem. Corrupted registry files are usually due to the improper installation and incomplete uninstall of programs, and sometimes due to malware activity.

This BSOD error can also be resolved by employing the Last Known Good Configuration, which is a recovery feature that is available in all versions of Windows. It enables the computer to recover from malfunctions by loading the last working version of the operating system. To do this, you have to restart the computer and then click F8 when the character-mode menu that presents the operating system choices is displayed on the screen. Click on the Advanced Options Menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration, and then press Enter.

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