How can I solve a startup fatal system error?

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November 13, 2010 at 22:16:37
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP 3
Hello.
I am having a problem in logging on my computer (it's operating system is Windows XP Professional SP3).
A couple of days ago, my computer was running slow/freezing so I forced the computer to turn off by pressing its power button (just after installing a new add-on for my newly-installed firefox). But when I turned back on the computer, I received a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).
So, next time I turned it on, I pressed F8 and stopped the computer from rebooting. The following message appeared on the screen:

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.

So, after a bit of work, I found another hard drive (running XP Home Edition) and set it as master and the problematic one as slave. However, I cannot keep my computer like this, as the hard drive with home edition is badly-partitioned with little space and is lacking many important programs that my other hard drive has.

I do not have the original operating system CDs, and I've been searching the internet all day for a solution. Could someone please help me solve this problem?

Thanks.


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#1
November 14, 2010 at 03:29:18
When you had the original drive installed did you go to F8 Safe Mode and undertake a system restore ?

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#2
November 14, 2010 at 14:28:16
Thanks for replying so quickly.
I tried to go to Safe Mode, but none of the F8 options worked. It just kept giving me a BSOD and/or restarting before even logging in.

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#3
November 14, 2010 at 14:31:56
Thanks for replying so quickly.
I tried to go to Safe Mode, but none of the F8 options worked. I kept getting a BSOD and/or it restarted before it could log in.

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