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BSOD process_initialization_failed

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#1 rudyelastic


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 06:18 AM


I'm running windows 7 pro 64 bit on a Dell computer and have hit a wall in trying to get my computer started.

I ran Hitman Pro and it found several instances of malware but after removing malware the computer will not boot up.

I have tried system repair and system restore with no luck. Memory diagnostic test stalled.

According to windows help the process1_initialization_failed may involve corruption of bootcat.cache file in diagnostics folder system\win32.

Unfortunately I could not locate this file when I looked for it in this location.

I do not have a system recovery disk and do not have a windows authorisation code for this copy of windows as it is a second hand computer so I have been unable to reinstall windows.

If anyone has any help for me it would be greatly appreciated.


Edited by hamluis, 19 December 2014 - 09:49 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.

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#2 kaz20


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:03 AM

have you tried Last Known good configuration?

#3 rudyelastic

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:08 AM

Yes I've tried it and every restore point I could access without success.

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