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Old 12-16-2005, 05:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not sure about hard ware problems but because my PC was slow and kept crashing, I tried to do do a clean installation of windows XP. Half way through I got this message

Stop: (000021a) (fatal system error)
The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of Oxc000354 (OXOOOOOOOO OXOOOOOOOO)
The system has been shut down

I'm now on a friends PC, is my PC dead?

Please help, Thanks

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Old 12-16-2005, 07:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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whats the specs? did you alter anything?

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Old 12-16-2005, 09:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was doing the same thing I did on two other computers and windows installed fine. I clean installed windows xp on my friends PC just to make sure of the discs, he was going to give it away, but now it's running like new. So I pretty much knew what I was doing and I knew the discs were working fine.

On my PC...

First I did a quick Fat32 format and it worked, I installed all the basic programs (norton, microsoft office, anti spyware programs, mozilla etc.
worked fine for a day, then it crashed. I tried to recover it with the installation disc, but got that message. So I tried all the other formats, complete and quick, FAT and NTFS. I was never able to get up to the installation page after the initial reboot (approx 39mins to go page). I kept getting that message.

I haven’t altered anything physically.

Primary Master 20gb
Parallel Port=LPT1,378,IRQ7

CPU Speed=1700MHz

Total RAM=256MB
Cache (Ext)=128KB

I've done google on my 'fatal system error' message and the microsoft website said something about the recover console, which I can get to but I don't have a clue how to use it.

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