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How To Fix STOP 0x00000033 Errors

A Troubleshooting Guide for the 0x33 Blue Screen of Death

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STOP 0x00000033 Error Messages

The STOP 0x00000033 error will always appear on a STOP message, more commonly called a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). One of the errors below or a combination of both errors may display on the STOP message:

  • "STOP: 0x00000033"

  • "UNEXPECTED_INITIALIZATION_CALL"

The STOP 0x00000033 error may also be abbreviated as STOP 0x33 but the full STOP code will always be what's displayed on the blue screen STOP message.

If Windows is able to start after the STOP 0x33 error, you may be prompted with a Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown message that shows:

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
BCCode: 33

Cause of STOP 0x00000033 Errors

STOP 0x00000033 errors are likely caused by hardware or device driver issues.

If STOP 0x00000033 isn't the exact STOP code you're seeing or UNEXPECTED_INITIALIZATION_CALL isn't the exact message, please check my Complete List of STOP Error Codes and reference the troubleshooting information for the STOP message that you are seeing.

How To Fix STOP 0x00000033 Errors

Note: The STOP 0x00000033 STOP code is rare so there's little troubleshooting information available that's specific to the error.

However, since most STOP errors have similar causes, there are some basic troubleshooting steps to help fix STOP 0x00000033 issues:

  1. Restart your computer if you haven't already done so.

    The STOP 0x00000033 blue screen error may not occur again after rebooting.

  2. Perform basic STOP error troubleshooting. These extensive troubleshooting steps aren't specific to the STOP 0x00000033 error but since most STOP errors are so similar, they should help resolve it.

Please let me know if you've fixed the STOP 0x00000033 blue screen of death using a method that I don't have above. I'd like to keep this page updated with the most accurate STOP 0x00000033 error troubleshooting information as possible.

Applies To

Any of Microsoft's Windows NT based operating systems could experience the STOP 0x00000033 error. This includes Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT.

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