c000021a fatal system error

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  1. nicolaus corelius

    nicolaus corelius

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    vista BSODs with the following error message
    stop: c000021a {fatal system error}
    the session manager initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x000003a

    AFAIK it's registry fix. however i can only get fix guides for xp.
     
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  3. nicolaus corelius

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    vista. i cannot boot it even in safemode. therefore i cannot run a program. tried repair from a vista disk, no avail
     
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    Have you run any hardware diagnostics?
     
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    The STOP 0xC000021A error occurs when either Winlogon.exe or Csrss.exe fails. When the Windows NT kernel detects that either of these processes has stopped, it stops the system and raises the STOP 0xC000021A error. This error may have several causes. Among them are the following:

    Mismatched system files have been installed.
    A Service Pack installation has failed.
    A backup program that is used to restore a hard disk did not correctly restore files that may have been in use.
    An incompatible third-party program has been installed.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156669
     

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