VFAT Device Initialization Failed Error after HP 7310 xi printer installation

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Coleen, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Coleen

    Coleen Guest

    After completing the installation of an HP 7310xi all-in-one printer
    on an HP Pavilion running Win98 SE, the following occurs:

    After the Windows banner appears at startup, a bluescreen appears with
    the message "VFAT Device Initialization Failed system halted"

    Went to MS Site and download all the instructions given here:


    Did everytthing they suggested for Win98, but the problem remains.

    Any ideas?

    Coleen, Feb 18, 2005
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  2. Coleen

    Ben Myers Guest

    Start the problem computer in "Command Prompt", type "edit c:\winboot.ini"
    and press "Enter". Type in the following text, then press "Alt-F", then "S". Then
    reboot. If Windows starts normally, rename the file to "c:\msdos.sys", then see


    Ben Myers, Feb 19, 2005
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