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Boot up = c000021a error?

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August 17, 2011 1:47:14 PM

First, I'll name off my specs, to get this over and done with

Intel core i7 2600k
ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard
G-SKILL Ripjaws 1600MHz RAM (4x4GB)
Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB SSD (BOOT)
2 Hitachi Deskstar 1TB drives (DATA)
Corsair 850HX PSU
MSI GTX 560-Ti Hawk Edition graphics card
Sony DVD drive

I had just finished transferring my computer(buckled up in the back seat of my car lol) and I booted everything up. I keep getting through the windows 7 loading screen, with the windows logo, and then I get a BSoD. It reads:

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000000 (0xc0000001 0x01005a8).
The system has been shut down.

I will now list other problems I have had while trying to fix this.
-Once, when I started it up with just the boot drive installed, I got the BIOS to read "Please insert boot media"
-I tried booting off the Windows 7 install DVD, but I just got a black screen

I have tried these things:
-resetting the BIOS to default settings
-booted off my Ultimate Boot CD with no problems
-booted off a couple of other random CDs
-switched out RAM with one stick of RAM I know works
-switched out the graphics card
-disconnected all drives but boot drive and/or DVD drive
-tried different SATA and power cable for boot drive

As far as I can tell, this is a motherboard or processor issue, since those are the only things I don't have the ability to test or exchange with a replacement.

I would really appreciate any suggestions, and if more information is needed, I'll do the best I can to supply it.

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August 17, 2011 10:22:10 PM

Do you still get the error when you boot into Safe Mode?

Is there any overclocking being done?

Are you using the latest firmware for the Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB SSD?
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August 17, 2011 10:26:47 PM

I have tried booting into safe mode, it registers the same BSoD though.

Overclocking was done, but I reset the BIOS to its default settings.

I am using the latest firmware, yes. I have done further testing with the SSD and am having problems with it too, which leads me to believe it may be a joint problem, or if not, entirely the SSD's fault
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August 17, 2011 10:44:00 PM

Try a hard disk drive in place of the SSD or try a different SSD to confirm or eliminate if the Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB SSD is the problem.
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August 18, 2011 4:34:57 AM

I was able to install Windows 7 with no problems to one of my HDDs. Final thought, the Mushkin SSD failed. It's quite pitiful, actually. I had one for five months, and then it died due to similar problems. I then got this one, which lasted for only 3 months. Maybe I should try and get them to replace it with one of their new Chronos drives, so I don't have to deal with this problem again.
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