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Old 02-09-2006, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey.. while trying to install windows XP.. i get this error: STOP 0x0000006F. I looked it up on microsoft.com and this is what is says about that stop error:

SYMPTOMS
The following STOP message may appear when you boot Windows NT:
STOP: 0x0000006F (0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000)
Session3_Initialization_Failed
CAUSE
A file critical to system initialization, such as Smss.exe, may be missing or corrupted.
RESOLUTION
Use one of the following methods to restore a missing or corrupted file:
If the Windows Operating System is installed on a FAT partition, copy the initialization file to the %SystemRoot%\System32 directory.If Windows NT 3.51 or 4.0 is installed on an NTFS partition, reinstall Windows NT to a separate directory. Log on as the same user with the same permissions and copy the initialization file to the %SystemRoot%\System32 directory. If Windows 2000 is installed on an NTFS partition use the Recovery Console to replace system files.

I have no idea what this is.. i dont know what Smss.exe is.. or how it may be missing or corrupted.. and if you look at the symptoms.. it says "The following STOP message may appear when you boot Windows NT" What is windows NT? im install windows XP.. same thing?

I dont know what to do.. i keep getting this error.. so i cant even get to use this new comp. what a waste lol
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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erase the Hard Disk completely or the C: Drive.....obtain Genuine Microsoft Windows XP and make sure its BIOS bootable....follow the steps given in the setup....thats what i can suggest ! :P
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all the hardware is new.. so thanks anyways.. and my windows XP is legit, i bought it new from newegg.
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