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Bug Check 0xBB: NETWORK_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED

The NETWORK_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED bug check has a value of 0x000000BB. This indicates that Windows failed to successfully boot off a network.

Important Info If You Have Received a STOP Code

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If you received a blue screen error, or stop code, the computer has shut down abruptly to protect itself from data loss.

For information about how to recover from this error, see Resolving Blue Screen errors in Windows.

NETWORK_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED Parameters

The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.

ParameterDescription

1

The part of network initialization that failed. Possible values are:

1: Failure while updating the registry.

2: Failure while starting the network stack. Windows sends IOCTLs to the redirector and datagram receiver, then waits for the redirector to be ready. If it is not ready within a certain period of time, this error is issued.

3: Failure while sending the DHCP IOCTL to TCP. This is how Windows informs the transport of its IP address.

2

The failure status

3

Reserved

4

Reserved

 

Cause

This error is caused when Windows is booting off a network, and a critical function fails during I/O initialization.

 

 

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