Fatal System Error while booting Win XPH

mweinstock
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This morning I tried to boot my Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows XP Home, and got the following blue screen error:

Stop: c00002121 {Fatal Exception Error}
The Session Manager Initialization process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x0000034 (0x00000000 0x00000000) The system has been shut down.

The only reference I could find to this on the web was regarding GoBack software, but that's not installed on my system.

The system will not boot from the HD at all.

Any suggestions?
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can you boot to safe mode?
how about the last known good?
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LeeTutorretired
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Listening...  I have very nearly the same problem with my XP system...
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Last known good configuration ended up working. I actually got an answer from Dell after only 2 minutes on hold.
LeeTutorretired
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Sounds like stevenlewis should get the points, since he did suggest that in his second comment.
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Well, that's true. Didn't help in your case Lee?
LeeTutorretired
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I haven't tried it yet.  Haven't even been back to my question today.  I'm trying to give everyone lots of time to respond with suggestions before I actually choose some actions to do.
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mweinstock Glad you're up and running
Steve
curious as to why the "B", since it was the exact fix?

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