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VFAT device initialization failed

By PENGUINSRULE ·
That message reads:"VFAT device initialization failed.
A
device or resource required by VFAT is not present or is unavailable.
VFAT cannot continue loading. System halted."


any ideas on what to do?

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by wcp In reply to VFAT device initializatio ...

http://tinyurl.com/ytae

If this fails, reinstall Windows on top of the current one.

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by dmiles In reply to VFAT device initializatio ...

This article was previously published under Q139063
SYMPTOMS
When you start Windows, you may receive the following error message on a blue screen:

VFAT Device Initialization Failed

A device or resource required by VFAT is not present or is unavailable. VFAT cannot continue loading.

System halted.
CAUSE
This problem can occur under any one of the following conditions:
If the Ifshlp.sys file is missing from the Windows folder.

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If the Config.sys file contains a line that points to a previous version of the Ifshlp.sys file.

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If the following Ifshlp.sys statement is deleted from the Config.sys file after you reinstall Windows:
DEVICE=C:\Windows\Ifshlp.sys

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If the [Paths] section in the Msdos.sys file is incorrect.

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If a Winboot.ini file from a previous incomplete installation is present in the root folder on your Startup disk.

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If a "maxfilecache = 4096" line is present in the System.ini file.

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