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 This topic is for programmers. If you are a customer who has received a blue screen error code while using your computer, see Troubleshoot blue screen errors.

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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