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Windows.root\system 32\ntoskrnl.exe error

I have received a Windows.root\system 32\ntoskrnl.exe error when booting on my daughters computer. It is running XP, but it is an older bios. I cannot get into the recovery options when I try to boot using the XP CD. Most of the fixes are from a repair while running XP or from being able to boot into the recovery mode using the system XP cd. I can do neither. Any suggestions?

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