Initialization failed with error code 80040001

Initialization failed with error code 80040001. For more information click Help, otherwise click OK to reboot.

Error Message

Click “F8” before error message is prompted to access the Command prompt.

Once you are in the command prompt. Check whether there is an IP Address assigned using the command “IPCONFIG”. If not you will get the similar error message as shown below:

IP Config Error

Then you try using the command “Diskpart” as shown in the below screenshot.

Diskpart 1

Diskpart 2

Once done. Now, check whether you have a valid IP address and proceed further as usual.

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