Some Surface or Windows laptop users have reported seeing this error – BLinitializedlibrary failed 0xc00000bb when they try to boot their device. In today’s post, we will outline what might have triggered this error and then we finally provide possible solutions to this issue.
Now, there can be a number of reasons why this error is triggered. We have narrowed it down to the following;
- Secure boot is enabled: Secure boot is an extra layer of protection against malware and rootkits, but it’s known to cause a wide array of other problems, including this particular error. In this case, the issue should be resolved by disabling Secure boot via BIOS/UEFI settings.
- Corrupt Booting sequence: In this case, you can resolve the issue by using Bootrec.exe with a combination of commands that can fix MBR, the BCD.
- System FIle Corruption: Here, you can fix the issue by performing a repair install, if the bootrec.exe procedure fails to remedy the issue.
- 4G Decoding is disabled: If you have two or more powerful GPUs currently connected to your Windows 10 machine, the issue might occur because 4G Decoding (EVGA Support) is disabled from BIOS or UEFI. In this case, you can resolve the issue by enabling the 4G Decoding in BIOS/UEFI.
- Incorrect Registry key: In this case, you’ll need to use Registry Editor to modify a Registry key called ClearPageFileAtShutdown.
Fix BLinitializedlibrary failed 0xc00000bb error
If you face the BLinitializedlibrary failed 0xc00000bb, try the following listed solution in no particular order:
- Enable 4G Decoding
- Fix MBR & BCD
- Disable Secure Boot
- Change Page File setting.
Let us see them in detail.
1] Enable 4G Decoding.
On EVGA motherboards, this feature is called EVGA Support instead of 4G support. The exact location of this option is dependent on your MOBO manufacturer, but typically it’s located on the Peripherals tab.
2] Fix MBR & BCD
Run the bootrec.exe utility to fix the MBR & BCD files. This is in all likelihood expected to fix your problem. Repairing the Master Boot Record or MBR is one of the effective troubleshooting steps to fix such issues.
3] Disable Secure Boot
Disable Secure Boot and see if that helps you. At times, because of some hardware misconfiguration, you may need to disable Secure Boot in Windows 10.
4] Make Windows clear page File at shut down
To make Windows clear Page File at shut down, you need to modify ClearPageFileAtShutdown Registry key.
To do this, your first need to boot into Safe Mode and then proceed as follows-
Press Windows key + R. In the Run dialog box, type regedit hit Enter to launch Registry Editor.
Navigate to the location:
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
On the right pane, double-click on ClearPageFileATShudown to modify its properties.
In the Properties box, set the Base to Hexadecimal and the Value data to 1
Restart your PC.
If the computer normal boot sequence is successful, then repeat the steps above but this time set the ClearPageFileAtShutdown back to 0 and save the changes.
That’s it, folks! I hope something here helps you.