Error Code 0x00000033

Error Code 0x00000033

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The “UNEXPECTED_INITIALIZATION_CALL” (0x00000033) bug check indicates that the initialization routine for a device or driver was unexpectedly called more than once. This error typically points to an issue with the software, specifically the driver or device that is being initialized.

How to fix:

  1. Update your drivers: This error could be due to a faulty or outdated driver. Check the manufacturer’s website for updates to the driver that could be causing the problem.
  2. Roll back drivers: If you recently updated a driver and started seeing this error, the new driver could be the problem. Try rolling back to the previous version to see if that resolves the issue.
  3. System Restore: If you have a recent system restore point saved, you could use it to return your system to a point before the error started appearing.
  4. Reinstall the problematic software: If you can identify the software causing the issue, try reinstalling it. Uninstall the software, restart your computer, and then reinstall the software.
  5. Clean boot: Perform a clean boot to start Windows with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This can help you identify if the issue is caused by a background program.
  6. Run a system file check: Use Windows’ built-in System File Checker (SFC) tool to scan for and repair any corrupt system files.

Always remember to backup your data before attempting these troubleshooting steps. If you’re not comfortable performing these steps yourself, consult with a professional.

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