Hi everyone, as you read I recently got a
"STOP: c000021 Unknown Hard Error\SystemRoot\System32\ntdll.dll"
I read other posts about this error being caused by installing a new OS or some other format change, but my situation is a tad more... primitive. The basic situation that caused this error was my computer toppling off my bed unto my hard floor and either something broke or short-circuited after that.
(1) The damage didn't look autrocious except for the right side of the computer where the CD drive and floppy drive are; (2)the base sort of separated from the top layer. (3)Turning it on, the computer is fine booting up and allowing me to look at BIOS setup and Boot Menu, but after the screen says it is loading Windows 2000, the blue screen pops up with the error. (4) I then pushed the base and the top layer back together and tried again, but the same error came up.
(5) Afterwards I opened up my computer, and I didn't see anything disconnected or snapped in two so I was hoping everything would be ok once I put it back together, but the same error still pops up.
So basically, is my computer absolutely dead? or does it simply need a new hard-drive/OS/etc? Judging from the other threads I read I am a little worried about this ending with me no longer having a laptop, but want to hear what you guys think at least before I bury it somewhere in my front yard (I won't really bury it, but it will still be sad if it dies).
Thanks to anyone who can give me some advice. =)