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Pat_54

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Hi. I'am working on friends computer. It is IBM thinkpad. Not sure of anything right now cause can't get into computer. It has a blue screen that says: Stop: C000021A Fatal System Error The session manager initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xC000026C (0X00000000 0X00000000). The system has been shut down. I have tried safe mode and last known good config but keeps going back to same blue screen and restarting. Can you tell me how to fix this problem.
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0xC000026C
Usually indicates device driver problems.
This behavior can occur when one or more of the following conditions exist:
There is a damaged device driver file on the hard disk.

You can try to repair the driver using the recovery console with the XP media center cd (if you have one)
http://www.windowsne...s/wxprcons.html

or do a repair reinstall(again using the XP media center cd) this reinstall does not erase any of your personal files.
http://pcsupport.abo...stxprepair1.htm

If you do not have a cd but only a recovery partition these steps will not be accessible.
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