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Help Needed... stop c000021a {fatal system error}

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Nath1208, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. Nath1208

    Nath1208 Thread Starter

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    Really need help guys...

    my comp went down this morning...



    I was installing Windows xp upgrades (service pack 2 i think) when my PC did a reboot, but I got the message:

    stop c000021a {fatal system error}
    the windows logon process system process terminated unexpectedly.

    I can F8 to the safe mode selection screen, but none of the selections will allow it to start windows - it returns to the error message.

    I also dont have XP on disk as it was pre installed.

    Have i lost all my hard drive?

    any ideas guys?

    Thanks in advanced
     
  2. Everway9

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  3. Nath1208

    Nath1208 Thread Starter

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    Thanks Everway9,

    I cant seem to find... found.000 in linx

    any ideas?
     
  4. shinybeast

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    That error occurs (according to MS) when there is a pending file rename that Windows can't complete. The problem from the link was a chkdsk issue. This sounds like the updater couldn't finish it's job. I don't know what to look for in Konquer(?) in Knoppix. Does the computer have a recovery partition?
     
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