Fixing ' The NT initial command process system process terminated' Error Post Installing Updates

Published: 11th May 2010
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Windows updates is the most enticing option for any Windows user as, you can make Windows operating system and the installed components sync well with the latest features that have been introduced in Windows. But many times, installing recent Windows updates might not prove to be a good decision. On being interrupted, this can even cause your Windows computer to become unbootable. And, to solve such problems, it becomes imperative to apply suitable hard drive data recovery software.

The following real-time problem will help you elucidate these issues in more detail. Though these events occur rarely, but you might observe an unbootable Windows Vista computer after installing some Windows updates. You get a message stating that some new updates are available for your Windows computer and thus you install them. After the installation is done, when you try to boot your Windows Vista computer, it won't boot and the following error message appears on a blue screen:

Stop C000021A { Fatal System Error}

The NT initial command process system process terminated unexpectedly with a

status of 0xc0000001 (0x000000 0x000000)

A blue screen at startup indicates that something might have gone wrong while installing updates. In most of the cases, this occurs because Windows registry gets corrupted when installing updates

User Action

To troubleshoot the stated problem, the possible solutions are as follows:

Try to restore the computer to last working state by using 'Last Known Good Configuration' option

If the previous step doesn't help, boot your computer using Windows Vista install DVD and use 'Startup Repair' option under 'System Recovery Options' menu

In case, 'Startup Repair' doesn't bring desired results, use 'System Restore', which is available under the same menu of 'System Recovery Options'.

Reinstall Windows Vista from start. Perform clean reinstallation of Windows Vista and restore the deleted data from last available backup.

Windows Vista users might not always have a data backup to restore required files and folders. To aid users in this respect, Hard Drive Recovery solutions are available. Data Recovery software are easy-to-use programs that can scan and retrieve lost data without any risks.

Stellar Data Recovery is a comprehensive Hard Disk Recovery tool that can recover and restore lost data from systems running Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, or 2000 operating system. Supporting more than 185 varied file types, this tool can recover data from FAT32, VFAT, NTFS, or NTFS5 file systems.

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