my windows 98 PC keeps on displaying the following error

stop C000021A {Fatal System Error} The session manager initialization process terminated unexpextadly with status of (0x00000000 0x00000000) the system has been shutdown.

can anybody help me resolve this problem?

Thanks for your help in advance.

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Have you tried doing a system restore?? (Maybe something has gotton messed up in the registry)

1) Boot up and press F8 until a menu comes up...
2) Select option 5 (Command Prompt)
3) Type this @ the C prompt: scanreg/restore

Now pick an entry from before this started and MAYBE it will correct it :)

This is usually a WINLOGON error


Good luck!


hi, try restoring the registry, boot to DOS mode then go to windows folder..under windows folder..type cd sysbckup then enter..under that folder type dir then you can check that there is a file that look like this rb001.cab, rb002.cab etc...the rb001.cab is the one that is used by windows...the other cabs is just a back up..so rename the rb001 to a different filename..then copy any of the back - up file and name it as rb001.cab, then try to reboot the system.. see if it will works..

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