Can't boot into WinXP - Unknown hard error (0xC0000221)
Posted on 2002-03-07
My cousin is having difficulties booting into WinXP Home. He can do it in safe mode, but normal mode doesn't always work. He can get into normal mode about 10% of the time. WinXP itself runs fine, it doesn't crash at all, but if he happens to reboot, then he has a very slim chance of booting up without the blue screen & "unknown hard error" message.
I gave a high point value to this question, so hopefully it will attract attention. He needs to get this resolved ASAP...and this is something that neither of us can even begin to figure out.
Thanks! His system stats here:
Maxtor 40GB HD