hi, name's joe...i have this problem while i was reformatting my computer...this line poped out. STOP: c0000221 Unknown Hard Error
...can you please help me 'bout this problem? thanks...:normal:
I would imagine that you weren't reformatting the entire PC, as Windows XP wouldn't be installed yet to provide you with the error (unless you were booted into a pre-installation environment).
The MSKB article is pretty straightforward -- file corruption, incorrect drivers, hardware failure or misconfiguration, or networking issues can cause this. That's a fair range, so if you made a recent change just before receiving the error, start your troubleshooting there. If the errors continue, even after a reinstallation of Windows, you'll need to run hardware and network diagnostics.
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