can anyone offer me any guidance on what the system message "unknown hard error" might mean? It happens at irregular intervals, my PC freezes and up come the message, if I reboot its ok until the next time. rgds wobblymike
SYMPTOMS The following STOP message appears when a critical system file or other file needed to load Windows is corrupted:
STOP: C0000221 unknown hard error <path>\<file name> Alternatively, the error may read as follows:
STOP: 0xC0000221 unknown hard error c:\winnt\system32\ntdll.dll (or other specific file/driver) In Windows 2000 the error reads as follows:
STOP: 0xC0000221 STATUS_IMAGE_CHECKSUM_MISMATCH <path>\<file name> This error can appear in many different formats, ranging from a blue system error screen to a dialog box. The type of format depends on how much of the operating system was loaded when the corrupted file was detected. CAUSE If you receive this error message, the file listed in the error message is corrupted. RESOLUTION To resolve this issue, you need to either obtain a new copy of the file or reinstall Windows. If reinstallation fails to solve the problem, a hardware or network problem may exist.