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Fix : Stop Error 0x0000006B Process1_initialization_failed BSOD in Windows 7

This post will help you fix an issue with your Windows 7 computer, where your computer might not start up and crash before the login window appears. You might also get a blue screen error with the error code 0x0000006B. The whole error code would be something like this:

STOP: 0x0000006B ( parameter1, 2, 3, 4 )
Process1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED

According to Microsoft KB article 981933 this error is caused by a corrupted bootcat.cache file in “ %systemroot%\system32\codeintegrity” folder.

process1_initialization_failed

Method 1 : Get Service Pack 1 ( If this is not a permanent error )

  • Go to Start Menu & type Windows update
  • Click on Windows update from the search results
  • Click on Check for updates in the left hand side pane
  • Select Service Pack 1 from the recommended updates section
  • It is recommended to set Windows Update to receive all critical updates automatically
  • Fully Update your computer

Method 2 : Manually remove the bootcat.cache file

  • Boot From the Windows 7 DVD or repair disk
  • Select Repair your computer
  • Click on command prompt
  • Type C: and press Enter
  • Type cd windows\system32\codeintegrity  & press Enter
  • Now, Type del bootcat.cache & press Enter
  • Restart your computer to check if it’s working correctly

 

If you still face a problem ( even after installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 ) do let me know by using the comments section and I will be more than happy to help