windows XP reinstallation problem

By mackafiii ·
Hi all,
My computer starts windows normally withou any problem. But when I try to reinstall windows XP Proffesional edition it gives the following error.

STOP: C0000221 unknown hard error \SystemRoot\System32\ntdll.dll

But I'm very sure that no problem with the windows XP cd.

Plz help me to solve this matter.


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More info please...

by tmalo627 In reply to windows XP reinstallation ...

What OS currently exists on the computer you are trying to install XP Pro on? Are you running the setup program from the CD or booting from the disk? What type of hardware exists on this machine??

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Couple of things to try

by IC-IT In reply to windows XP reinstallation ...

Run the Chkdsk /r on the drive you want to install to.
Run a RAM memory checker (available from many sources free).
If you want a clean install try booting straight from the CD.
If you are doing any type of over-clocking, reset it back to normal.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to windows XP reinstallation ...

Error Message: STOP: C0000221 Unknown Hard Error or STOP: C0000221 STATUS_IMAGE_CHECKSUM_MISMATCH

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I knew that I'd seen that error before

by Jacky Howe In reply to Information

and my hard drive died.

You can use the Hard Drive Makers Testing Utility to Test the Drive which can be downloaded from below.
<a href="" target="_blank"><u>Hitachi / IBM</u></a>
<a href="" target="_blank"><u>Western Digital</u></a>
<a href="" target="_blank"><u>Fujitsu</u></a>
<a href="" target="_blank"><u>Seagate</u></a>
<a href="" target="_blank"><u>Samsung</u></a>

Stop error: c00000221 which means imminent Hard drive failure. Remove the drive and add it as a Slave to see if you can get your Data back or use a USB enclosure.

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windows xp problem

by Thesad In reply to windows XP reinstallation ...

Hi you can find the problem and solution in microsoft link

as microsoft mentioned maybe it is a hardware problem.

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