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c000021a (Fatal System Error) 0xc000026c

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I have perused this problem and tried many things to no avail...so I decided to just reformat and reinstall.

My problem:  Both Bart PE and Dell System CD cannot find the hard drive.  I took the hard drive out and connected via USB to another pc...backed up the docs, etc. - ran SuperAntispyware - found 936 items...cleaned them.  

I reinstalled the Disk - when I boot - I get the Bios and Windows logo screen then BAM...BSD - and the above error.  

When installed on orig. pc, I have done diagnostic tests for all hardware - Ram - CD/DVD - HD - audio, video - etc.  all tests PASSED!  I have changed out the RAM chips - using two different sets of PC2 - 3200.   Still the same BSD.

WinXP reinstallation (or repair)  or BartPE will not detect the HD.  The BartPE allows me to run CMD - but it cannot find "msconfig" .   I can also see the Registry (but I have not made any changes). With the CMD, it still does not see the HD.    The BIOS detects that I have a Seagate 80 GB HD.

When I had the HD attached to the other pc, I copied SYSTEM and  SAM from c"\windows\system32\repair to the config file after renaming the original files.

I think I probably can reformat this drive when it is attached to another computer via USB (?), but I am really curious what this is all about.....why can't I see the HD when it is installed?   (I also set my BIOS back to default settings)

Dell Dimension 8400
P4 - 3.0 GHz
80 GB HD - 52 GB Free  SATA
512 MB PC2-3200
Win XP Home SP2

Would love to solve this puzzle.....!!!!!  Appreciate your diligent thoughts!!!

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