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I get this error after windows xp home loads setup files and right before you get to the setup options.  I don't get this error everytime I load setup files, only about half the time.  This is a new build.  
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Take a look at the following web page,

http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm

which is presented using frames.  Click on the error code (6F) in the left pane of the page, which is a link to the following quotation:

0x0000006F: SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
The process creation failure indicated by this error message can only happen during the fairly brief time that the Windows Executive is being initialized, which is during phase 4 of Windows startup. Typically there is a problem with a device driver or with a missing or corrupt system file used during Windows startup.
STOP 0x0000006F During System Initialization {KB 153742} Win 2000
System or Boot Disk Listed as Dynamic Unreadable in Disk Management {KB 236086} Win 2000


You should go to the actual page in order to read the links given in the quotation above.
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STOP: 0x0000006F (0xC0000020,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000)
Session3_Initialization_Failed

When related to Windows XP Home or Professional setup, it's more likely to be related to BIOS settings.  I tried all the suggestions related to Windows 2000 and none worked.  That's when I started to troubleshoot the stage of Windows XP setup at which setup stopped and realized that at this stage all interactions are with the system board's BIOS and its current settings.  I tried loading defaults with optimization and without. That's when the error changed a bit and I was able to narrow it down to the shadowing settings... disabled the shadowing and setup was able to continue without the need to remove any hardware that was installed.  
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