"unknown hard error"

  [DELETED] 08:54 07 Sep 2003

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.

  powerless 08:56 07 Sep 2003

What operating system are you using?

...and is that the whole message you are getting?

  [DELETED] 08:57 07 Sep 2003

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:

<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.
If you receive this error message, the file listed in the error message is corrupted.
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.

  [DELETED] 08:58 07 Sep 2003

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  [DELETED] 09:03 07 Sep 2003

Powerless - I'm using Win 2K pro and thats the whole message there is no Stop message or error code - all I get is "Unknown hard Error"

Lozzy - Thanks but this is not what I am getting I'm afraid, any oter thoughts would be welcome.

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