PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED Blue Screen Errors (0x0000006B) fixed

March 2, 2018 |

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Blue screen of death (BSOD) is one of the most annoying issues encountered by Microsoft’s consumers

These errors usually indicate that your PC has seriously malfunctioned and needs immediate attention. Luckily, blue screen errors give us information or hints on what has gone wrong. This information points us in the direction of where to look for the culprit and how to repair it.

Usually, users encounter the PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED blue screen errors after installing new hardware or software. These PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED blue screens can manifest when you are installing a program, when the Operating system is running, while you are loading a Windows driver, or during Windows boot or shutdown. To be able to troubleshoot this problem correctly, you need to keep track of when your STOP error occurs.

In this article, we will be talking about how to resolve 0x0000006b Error. To begin, we need to know what are some of the causes of Error 0x0000006b.

  • Wrongly configured, old, or corrupted device drivers.
  • A recent software change caused corruption in Windows registry.
  • Windows system files or Windows Operating System-related program files have been infected by a virus or malware.
  • Incompatible drivers.
  • System files that are damaged or removed after you installed software or drivers related to Windows Operating System.
  • A damaged hard disk can also cause the error 0x0000006B blue screen error.
  • Memory (RAM) corruption can cause PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED STOP.

Now we will talk about the solutions below

Solution 1. Repair the system registry entries which may be causing the error.

You need to be a PC service professional to be able to manually edit or tamper with system registry files. These entries are very delicate and are vital for the smooth functioning of your computer. If any of the files is altered, it may cause irreversible damage to your PC.

  • Click the Start or Home button.
  • Type “command” in the search box.
  • Press CTRL + Shift on your keyboard and hit ENTER.
  • Click Yes when you are prompted with a permission dialog box.
  • A black box will open with a blinking cursor.
  • Type “regedit” and press ENTER.
  • Select the Error 0x0000006B-related key you want to back up In the Registry Editor.
  • Choose Export from the File menu.
  • Select the folder where you wish to save the Windows Operating System backup key in the Save In list.
  • Type a name for the backup file, such as “Backup of Windows Operating System” in the File Name box.
  • In the Export Range box, make sure that “Selected branch” is selected.
  • Click Save.

The file would be saved with a .reg file extension.

This procedure has made a backup of your PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED-related registry entry.

An alternative and more comfortable way to this is to download and install Auslogics registry cleaner. This method does not need you to be a professional because the registry cleaner automatically looks for corrupt entries in your system registry and repairs them. It is very safe to use.

Solution 2. Perform a full scan of your system.

There is a chance that the 0x0000006B error is caused by malicious software on your PC. These intruders can damage, corrupt and delete some important files in your system, leading to blue screen of death. Also, the presence of the malicious software itself may be the cause of the errors. Using an antimalware tool to eliminate these intruders from your system will fix the 0x0000006B error.

Solution 3. Clear out system junk with Disk Cleanup.

Your computer accumulates junk files over time from normal web browsing and computer usage. If this junk is not cleared out occasionally, it can lead to Windows Operating System responding slowly or initiates the PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED error, maybe due to some file conflicts or an overcrowded hard drive. Using Disk Cleanup to Clean up these temporary files might solve your 0x6B error, dramatically speed up your PC performance and relieve some space in your hard disk.

  • Click the Start or Home
  • Type “command” in the search box.
  • Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  • You will be prompted with a permission dialog box.
  • Click Yes.
  • This will open the Command prompt window.
  • Type “cleanmgr” and press ENTER.

Disk Cleanup will start calculating how much space in your hard disk you can reclaim.

An alternative way to do this is to:

  • Double-click on My Computer on the Desktop
  • Right-click on Drive (c:) and select Properties.

The Disk Cleanup window will appear with several checkboxes you can select. Often, the “Temporary Files” will occupy the most of disk space.

Check the boxes of the categories you want to clear up and click OK.

Solution 4. Update your drivers.

This is the easiest method to fix the missing coprocessor driver in Windows 10 or any other driver problem you may encounter. Auslogics Driver Updater scans your computer for driver problems, and it lets you quickly update any outdated driver to the latest manufacturer-recommended version. It saves you time, ensures compatibility, and backs up your drivers for safety. Let it work its magic.

To manually download the driver, you need to know the exact name of the driver for your Error 0x6B-related hardware device. Go to the manufacturer site to search and download the latest compatible driver for your device. Note that this method may also be risky because if you download and install the wrong driver, it may cause your PC to malfunction.

Alternatively, your system can search for the driver automatically:

  • In the Start or Home search box, type Device manager and press Enter on the keyboard.
  • This will open the Device manager window. Right-click on the driver for your Error 0x6B-related hardware device and select Update driver.
  • Windows will now automatically search for your driver online and install it.

Solution 5. Restore your system to a previous date.

This method will help you restore your computer to a date when everything was normal. This will work provided your system created restore points.

  • Click the Start button.
  • Type “System Restore” in the search box and press ENTER.
  • Click System Restore in the results.
  • Enter any administrator passwords if prompted.
  • Follow the steps provided by the Wizard to select a restore point.
  • Restore your computer.

Another way to this is by using the following steps:

  • You need to create Windows 10 installation media on a DVD or USB drive.
  • When the installation media is ready, insert it into your PC and restart the operating system.
  • Boot your computer from the installation media. In the blue window, you will choose your language and region.
  • The next screen will give you two options: “Install Now” and “Repair your computer”
  • Click on Repair your computer.
  • On the next screen, select Troubleshoot, which will take you to the “Advanced option” screen.
  • Select “System restore” on the “Advanced Options” screen.

Solution 6. Run System file checker.

This tool helps you scan your computer for corrupt system files and restore them to their original state. It is a built-in application.

  • Click the Start or Home button.
  • Type “command” in the search box… DO NOT hit ENTER yet!
  • While pressing CTRL + Shift on your keyboard, press ENTER.
  • You will be prompted with a permission window.
  • Click Yes.
  • A Command prompt window will open with a blinking cursor.
  • Type “sfc /scannow” and hit ENTER on your keyboard.
  • System File Checker will start scanning for Error 0x0000006B and other system file problems. It may take a few minutes, so be patient.
  • Follow the on-screen commands and restart your PC

Solution 7. Install Windows Updates.

Maybe Microsoft has already provided a fix for your blue screen of death error, and it is just waiting to be downloaded and installed.

  • Click the Start or Home button.
  • Type “update” into the search box and press ENTER.
  • The Windows Update panel will appear.
  • If updates are available, click the Install Updates button.

Solution 8. Check your hard disk for bad sectors or corruption.

Most storage-related 0x0000006B blue screen errors are caused by hard disk drivers or storage controller problems. In few cases, hard drive corruption may be the culprit causing the BSOD errors.

With time, your PC can develop issues on the hard drive due to repeated, unintended misuse. Improper computer shutdowns, non-responding programs, corrupt or incomplete installation of the Windows operating system, or sudden power outages can corrupt your system files and storage data. Those are the reasons why you may encounter blue screen errors associated with PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED.

Microsoft has integrated a convenient utility called “Check Disk” to scan and repair hard disk corruption. If the troubleshooting provided above has not resolved your 0x0000006B STOP error, running “chkdsk” may uncover and repair your BSOD issue.

  • Click the Start or Home button.
  • Type “command” in the search box.
  • Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator
  • You will be prompted with a permission window.
  • Click Yes.
  • A Command prompt window will open with a blinking cursor.
  • Type “chkdsk /f” and press ENTER.
  • Check disk will start scanning for hard drive corruption that could be the cause of 0x0000006B STOP errors.
  • Follow the on-screen commands and restart your computer when you are done.

Solution 8. Test your memory (RAM) for corruption.

Corrupt memory may also be the cause of hardware-related PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED blue screen errors.

If you recently installed new RAM on your PC, try to remove it and check if the error still persists. The point is, the RAM might not be compatible with your computer or it may be bad.

If that is not the case, then you can automatically check for errors in the installed RAM, using the following method:

  • Click the Start or Home button.
  • In the search box, type Windows Memory Diagnostics and press Enter.
  • You will be asked if you want to restart now and check for problems or to check for problems the next time you restart.
  • Choose the option which is comfortable for you.

Solution 9. Reinstall Windows

This step is the final option you should choose when trying to solve the PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED error. Reinstalling Windows will delete everything from your hard disk. You will need Windows installation media.

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