PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED Blue screen on boot for Server 2008r2
Posted on 2013-01-24
After a server failed the other day with the PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED stop error, I decided to restore the machine from backup. Even after my oldest restore (3 weeks ago), it still returns the same error on boot. While Attempting to boot into Safe mode, it appears to choke on the avgidsha.sys file.
The machine is Hyper-V based which rules out any hardware issues.
I am able to boot to Windows RE and upon entering the command prompt I have:
1.) Deleted bootcache.cache file from \Windows\system32\CodeIntegrity.
2.) Rebuild MBR and fixboot
result: Also nothing
3.) verify disk integrity with Chkdsk.
result: Disk is fine.
I've gone through three weeks worth of backups in an attempt to restore this machine to working order. I can't just wipe it an start over because this is a license server for our Citrix environment, in addition to being our radius authentication server.