BSOD after partition crash

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    Hi, everyone. If I voilate group policy, bear with me, I'm new... but please tell me!

    I have a Dell Dimension 3000 that originally had Windows XP Home Edition (I think SP3) on it. I made it into a multi-boot system with Windows XP and 7, Puppy Linux, and Debian.

    After I installed Debian, the Windows 7 partition got corrupted, but not so bad that it was unreadable. Sigh... I ended up using a boot CD to manually modify the partition table. This resulted in loss of some Windows 7 files and the corruption of the XP partition. AAAAAAAAAAA!

    I finally was able to recover the XP files with another computer. I then copied the XP files back to their partition. However, now XP won't boot right. I replaced some files using a Home Edition SP2 CD. These files included ntoskrnl.exe and smss.exe (there might have been some others, but I'm not sure what they were). A cool side effect of this was that I learned that ntoskrnl draws the famous XP loading screen. However, that didn't help any (other that replacing smss removed one BSOD error, only to be replaced by another).

    When I boot my computer to XP, here's what happens:
    • I go through the multi-boot rituals.
    • The XP loading screen appears. The progress bar suddenly slows waaaay down for a while, then speeds back up for a little. (This is the SP2 ntoskrnl. The SP3 version just freezes.)
    • A screen briefly appears (see first attachment) that says "autochk program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK".
    • A BSOD appears (see second attachment) that says "STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The Session Manager Initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000003a (0x00000000 0x00000000). The system has been shut down."
    Any suggestions on how to fix this? I really don't want to have to do a Repair Install unless I absolutely have to. I have run a few programs on my backup copy of the recovered files and they seem to be uncorrupted.

    Thanks a lot!
     

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    Computer semi-expert, Jan 13, 2019 at 2:45 AM
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    BTW, I also replaced hal.dll.
     
    Computer semi-expert, Jan 13, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    Ok, I feel really dumb for not checking what I replaced in the first place. Here's the whole list:
    • autochk.exe
    • hal.dll
    • kernel32.dll
    • ntoskrnl.exe
    • smss.exe
    • winlogon.exe
     
    Computer semi-expert, Jan 14, 2019 at 2:07 AM
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