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Session 3 initialization failed - Dell Dimension 9150 (DIM915MIN) PC Desktop

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Ok, after countless hours searching and sleuthing for this issue, I could not find a resolution...until now. This is my first post ever on a technical forum, so be gentle to me. I will probably never reference this form, so you if this helped you, please let me know by sending me comments to my email at: [email protected]\015\012
\015\012Technical Symptoms:\015\012Blue Screen (BSOD)\015\012Session 3 Initialization Failed (Session3_Initialization_Failed)\015\012STOP 0x0000006F (0xc0000034)\015\012This BSOD would load for both normal and safe mode.\015\012The operating system in question was Windows XP Home SP2.\015\012
\015\012Reason: The issue occurred after I ran a virus scan using a PE boot disk that deleted the C:\\windows\\system32\\smss.exe system file.\015\012
\015\012Resolution: By using the "dir smss*.* /s" at a DOS prompt from the PE boot disk, I was able to search the whole computer for any available files and it found a clean version in a directory. So to fix the issue I copied C:\\windows\\$ServicepackUninstall$\\smss.exe to C:\\windows\\system32\\ using a PE boot disk.\015\012
\015\012Acknowledgements: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/153742 , this link gave me a hint that it may be smss.exe (even though it references win2000). Upon looking at the antivirus logs, sure enough the smss.exe was found to be infected and deleted it as it could not disinfect it. I'm assuming if I did not have a virus free smss.exe file on the C: drive in another folder, I may have to pull it from a CD or find it online.\015\012
\015\012John White\015\012A+,MCP,CCENT,CCNA,MCITP\015\[email protected]
This is more often than not a driver issue.
\015\012Hit F4 as the computer is booting up and boot it to the utility partition to run the dell diagnostics. If no hardware failures are detected it may be a piece of recently installed hardware with a bad driver.
\015\012Boot the computer into safe mode and uninstall and remove all newly installed hardware and deleting them from the device manager.
\015\012If that doesnt fix your problem, it could be a boot sector related virus. Boot the computer back into safe mode and run a virus scan by going to housecall.trendmicro.com. If none are detected the easiest thing to do will be to restore the computer to factory settings.
\015\012Make sure to back up all data files to a cd or external storage medium and make sure to scan them again for viruses before loading them back onto your computer.
\015\012You can restore the computer back to the orignal factory settings by hitting ctrl+F11 while starting up. NOTE!! Restoring will cause a loss of all data on the computer and return it to the condition when you first got the computer.
\015\012Have fun and remember to scan your backups for viruses after backing up your files. And make sure to do it in safe mode.
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