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Thinpad X270 Stop:0x0000007b Win7

Q: Thinpad X270 Stop:0x0000007b Win7

Imaged Lenovo Thinkpad X270 with Win 7 but get'Starting Windows' then 'BSOD Stop: 0x0000007B' error in continuous loop.Presume this model supports W7 as drivers are available.Have seen a suggestion to change BIOS Serial ATA setting but this is not available in this BIOS.Have upgraded to latest BIOS.Can image with Win10 no problem.Any help appreciated. Thanks Mike

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Preferred Solution: Thinpad X270 Stop:0x0000007b Win7

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Hi, I have a win7 system on a Inspiron 1545 that a friend gave me to figure out why it wasn't working. I'm an experienced sysadmin and have been working with Windows systems for decades. After some hours, I removed a ton of viruses, including the svchost.exe rootkit.

After the final reboot, the system no longer boots. It fails with "STOP: 0x0000007B", inaccessible boot device.

I've gone through the whole "Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot" document (Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot) without success.

I'm confident there are no more viruses and the hard disk passes smartctl and chkdsk.

I've also done Startup Recovery and tried restoring a restore point without success.

The system boots to where the window is assembled, then just keeps rebooting.

I have a Repair CDROM I made when the system did boot, and the Recovery DVDs created by the Dell software on the system, but neither boot and I don't understand why.

Could this be a registry corruption issue?

Could this be a bootrec issue, or has it passed that point in the boot process? I've run bootrec /fixmbr, /fixboot and /rebuildbcd and none worked.

Thanks for any ideas.

A:BSOD: STOP: 0x0000007B on win7 after removing virus

BSOD stop 0x7B does not allow the computer to boot up, even in safe mode.

A boot virus/bootkit may cause this issue. And, a removal of bootkit resulting to removal of boot files/sectors may also cause the issue (alongwith some other possible causes like a failing HDD, boot priority, or even storage controller mode).

Now please let us see a little more.Do you have access to another computer right now? If so, download Partition wizard Bootable CD (the last one in the link). Burn it in a blank CD or in a USB flash stick.
Boot into Partition Wizards GUI following this instructions. When you are on the last screen, take a camera snap of the screen and upload the snap here.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

We need to see the partitions and parameters.

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Hello to all,
I'm experiencing very strange problem with Dell T5500 workstation. In my office I have a couple of identical T5500 precision workstations. I do a regular maintenance and make Acronis image regular  of each machine.

Two days ago I experienced a so called "Smart Event" on one HDD on one Dell workstation. Also Windows issued a warning that HDD is failing. I made another acronis image backup. During backups I never had any problems or warnings.
This machine had two HDDs, but RAID was not active. So I exchanged the failing HDD and simply restored acronis image. The complete process went without any problems. But when Windows started for a split of second I saw blue screen and then infinite reboot.
With F8 I have disables automatic reboot and then I saw that the error is famous 0x0000007B(0xFFFFF880009A9928, 0x0...34,0,0)
Based on what I saw on the Internet it is most likely problem with disk controller.
No settings in BIOS were changed!
No other HW except HDD is changed. Insted of Segate 500 GB, I have placed WD 500GB in the same HW.
Windows rescue CD cannot repair the startup. Windows is Win7 64 bit SP1. I tried everything that I found on the internet (manually fix boot and mbr, change regedit keys SCSI Miniport...) but that didn't help.

I decided to try one more thing. On other working machine, I have made backup, removed HDD, put new HDD and restored a backup that I made 1 hour earlier. The result is the same. Windows cannot start ... Read more

A:Dell T5500 Workstation - problem with Win7 stop error 0x0000007B

BIOS SATA OPERATION changed from ATA TO AHCI  or the other way round causes this.  Moving hard drive from one machine to another also causes this.  You cant move hard drive unless both systems are EXACTLY the same.
STOP: 0x0000007B   Inaccessible Boot Device.This error is VERY Specific.https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/922976

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I can no longer boot 64-bit Win 7 Pro in normal or Safe Mode on one computer due to BSOD: STOP 0x0000007B (0XFFFF880009A97E8, 0XFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0, 0).

But there is additional, extremely important info: I have two separate month-old backup boot partitions, and they won't boot either for exactly the same reason! One is on a second partition of the main SSD (my regular boot partition is on the first partition), and the other is on a regular hard disk. Therefore, it's extremely unlikely that this is a disk drive or partition problem.

The last thing I did was use AutoRuns to disable some unwanted startups my startup manager (Chameleon Startup Manager) didn't see and thus couldn't disable. However, as I said above, I have two separate month-old backup boot partitions, and I made no changes whatsoever to these, so surely one or the other should boot fine, but I get the same BSOD on all boot partitions!

What I've done so far:
- Ran Startup Repair 6 times total. Each time it reports that it could not repair the problem.

- Tried system restore. It reported every restore attempt failed.

- Booted up with LSoft Active @ Boot Disk, latest version (15.x). Then I ran Check Disk on all disks and partitions, and no problems were reported anywhere. Then I examined all the disks and partitions, and the reports said everything is perfect: all partitions were of the right type, and the integrity of all disks were ideal. Then I ran it's MemTest for 8 hours with no problems.... Read more

A:Win7 Can't Boot or Safe Boot any disk/part due to STOP 0x0000007B

0x7B's are often caused by physical disk failure. Remove the disk and install it into another computer. Now use SeaTools for DOS to check the drive. Unfortunately that is the only option available.

SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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I have been searching for the past 4 days on how to fix my computer and cant seem to find anything that helps me. Here is play by play of what i did...My Lime Wire Pro was not working so i uninstalled and reinstalled to try to fix it, it still wouldn't work so i took the program completely off and downloaded the regular Lime Wire, i downloaded a few songs one of which was a virus but my anti-virus caught it and removed it before it had a chance to completely download. Everything was working fine afterwards until i shut my computer down and went to turn it on the next morning which is when i got the first blue screen. That basically told me to remove any newly installed software so i went into the F8 screen and started windows in safe mode, removed lime wire and ran the anti-virus and spy bot...nothing was found. I then restarted and it brought me to another blue screen. I have tried everything i can possibly think of. I have tried ALL of the windows advanced options F8, F2 and F12 and nothing will let me get into windows. This is EXACTLY what the blue screen says:A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run C... Read more

A:Stop Error Screen- Stop: 0x0000007b (0xf8a0e528, 0xc0000034....

Try running chkdsk in Safe Mode.Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After it?s finished it will restart into Windows automatically.

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Keyboard and mouse stop working

Hi, I'm having some major problems with my Dell Dimension 8400 which runs on Windows XP.
It all started with some files found and replaced during chkdsk.
My PC was working fine yesterday, but today when I turned it on the problem started.
At first, everything is okay. Then, after the initial Windows page the screen goes black and a gray bar appears at the bottom. At this point, the keyboard and mouse shut off (lights go off) and stop working. Once the gray bar has finished loading (1-2 seconds), windows continues to start as usual. The only problem is when I get to the log in screen (where I have multiple user accounts) I cannot choose one to log on with because the keyboard and mouse do not work. I have tried unplugging them and putting them in the USB slot instead but to no avail. I cannot run safemode or anything because the same login screen comes up.
I tried hitting F12 initially and ran hard drive diagnostics which gave me the alarming result:
"Drive 0: ST3160023AS - FAIL - Return Code 7
Drive 2: No device"
Drive 4...my CD drive...diagnostics not supported
Drive 5...my DVD drive...diagnostics not supported

Any Suggestions? Please help!

Thanks in advance.

A:Keyboard and mouse stop working AND STOP 0X0000007B

Please follow the steps here for the Stop 0x0000007B error: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103

As you will note, one cause can be a boot sector virus.

Return Code 7 can indicate hard drive failure. Drive 0 is the hard drive.

As for CHKDSK replacing files and causing this problem, it's not likely. Even IF you check both options- fix file system errors and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors, it didn't 'cause' the problem, it just made it more evident.

Backup everything you do not want to lose and consider replacing the hard drive.

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I'll attempt to make a very long story short:

Major virus infection on computer resulted in fdisk and reformat. I used Win 98SE to fdisk and reformat, as I couldn't for the life of me find a format on the Dell Operating reinstallation CD. (could be first mistake)

Used Win 98 SE startup diskette to start system w/CD rom support.

Navigated to D: Drive which containe the XP OS reinstallation. Navigated to I386 folder and typed WINNT to begin reinstalling files.

Start WIn XP setup and began copying files to HD.

Screen shows: The MS-DOS based portion of setup is complete. Setup will now restart you computer. After your computer restarts, WIN XP Setup will continue. Remove floppy, etc.

Computer restarts - did inspection of system, shows Win XP Setup, loading files (drivers, controllers, etc.)

Starting windows - Welcom to Setup:
1. Setup - press enter
2. Repair (using Repair Console)
3. Quite - F3

Pressed enter

Next message:

Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer. This may involve running a mfg supplied diagnostics or setup program.

Setup cannot continue Press F3

System then attempts reboot, attempts installation again by booting from HD. Then error message:

Stop error:
Stop: 0x0000007b
(0xf7cb063c, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

At this point I must shut off the PC.


Dell Deminsion 4600 series p4 processor @2.4 GHz
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A:Win XP Pro stop code:Stop: 0x0000007b

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This is a new laptop hat I have been using and I keep getting the windows (10) stop code error at least a dozen times a day. the details of the error are;Stop Code: DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUALWhat failed: Netwtw04.sys I have checked for any updates but dont have any to be updated. please sugest any remedy

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I have an Optiplex GX 270 series from Dell. Each time the computer turns on I am getting the blue screen error Stop: 0X0000007B (0XF96DD528, OxC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000), does someone know how i fix this?



A:Stop: 0X0000007B

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Stop: 0X0000007B Message

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Hi!I Have a      : Hp 2000-400CA Notebook PCInstalled    : Windows 8.1Memory     :2:00 GBProcessor  :AMD E-300 APU with Radeon{tm}HD Graphics 1.30Ghz.>>>>>>>>>>>>>. I Need to Install Windows xp but blue screen is comming when windows is need to start after load files of windows.I load sata drivers from this link::https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=AHCI+SATA+Driver But i try to add sata drivers am using Nlite to add drivers on windows xp but problem is comming. Pleas help me!.  Your in roles:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 

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My laptop has started what seems to be ad broadcasts on its own, even when the browser is closed, any ideas?

A:Stop 0x0000007B

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This is a work supplied labtop.
I am in trouble if I have to turn it over to my IT department because I have been going onto facebook (against IT policy)
and I have been playing a game(also against policy)
I got infected with the Vondo Trojan Horse Virus
I researched ComboFix but I jumped on it a bit to eagerly, I should have been more cautious and I should have done it under guidance.
I created a Recovery Consule and Combo Fix deleted the virus and rebooted my computer.
All was well, my system preformance improved slightly, pop up adds disappeared, google redirects stopped
all was well.
I did not post my text file to the forum, nor did I remove ComboFix as I should have.
I was just overloaded from trying to trouble shoot the virus for the last 6 hours and figured I could do those steps later.
Then I shut off my computer for the night
The next day upon boot up:
I get the STOP: 0x0000007B error
even trying to start in safe mode I cant get past the following line:
no matter which mode I choose I can not get past this error
If I enter the Windows Recovery Console I get the following prompt:


Which Windows installation would you like to log onto
(To cancel, press ENTER)?

What should I do?
Keep in mind that I have no XP boot disk
I am just a user on this computer, not an administrator (if XP even makes that distinction)
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A:STOP: 0x0000007B

When in the Recovery Console type: chkdsk /rIt's important to have a space before the "/".To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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I have read for the last 2 days and still can't find solution

1) I do'nt have any computer knowledge
2) I have win 2000 pro do not know much else about system except it was built by a friend quit awile ago
3)stop error 0x000007b (0x8168e7do,0xc0000032,0x00000000,0x00000000)
4) No new hardware has been installed
5)I was on the net my system frooze up I powered off then on and BANG Blue Sreen

Thank you

A:stop 0x0000007B

Try this:


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My Father-In-Law has a computer running Win2k Pro... Was working just fine but now it isnt... He gets this when he boots:

Stop: 0x0000007B (0x89014A70, 0xC0000006, 0x0000000, 0x0000000) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE...

How can we get this to boot into Win2k again???

Any suggestions??

A:Stop: 0x0000007B

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Original post:
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I get this error after the Windows Splash Screen. Tried reformating with two diffrent windows discs, it says it cannot detect it, also tried going on the recovery console with the window discs but it also says it does not detect the drive. In the bios and the Sata controller menu it says it detects it and it does because it loads past the Windows Splash screen but windows does not startup. The error is shown on a Blue Screen with the following STOP code : ***STOP: 0x0000007B

System Components:
Intel 530 3.0 GHZ
1024 MB DDR2 400 PC3200
Geforce FX 6800

Its a new motherboard but the components are transfered from a 2 month old computer that had a faulty motherboard.

The full stop code is : ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7C45524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

here are some pictures:




Comp starts with and goes through the following steps:

A:***STOP: 0x0000007B

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I made xp pro install on a usb sd card, it install fine but go to boot it gives me the blue screen of death with stop:0x0000007B (0XF7A0A524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000) it will go in safe mode fine, I made xp pro like xp enbedid, I would like to know what this means, I know 0x0000007B is a drive eror and could xp be changing the propertis of while it boots

A:xp on usb: stop 0x0000007b

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I own a HP desktop and have recently installed Ubuntu 8.1 (overwriting Windows XP). Now, due to personal issues, I wish to go back to Windows XP -- but it immediately throws an error code while trying to install the OS.

Technical code:


*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000


I have no idea what the problem is. I have searched the internet, but can't find any solutions.

A:*** STOP: 0x0000007B


Try wiping the disk with one of the utilities like KillDisk or DBAN



Once the drive is cleared then try reinstalling Windows.

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I bougth this toshiba tecra 510cdt used. I was told it had a "NEW" hard drive in it, waiting for an operating system. The old hard drive was no good. I have tried windows 2000 operating system disk, wipe out disk you name it. and nothing. The actual is "***stop: 0x0000007b (oxFDBDA640, 0x0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). The unit did not come with a floppy drive, only a CD rom drive. No matter what I do, I get the blue screen with the error message. Can you help?

A:****stop: 0x0000007b

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Hello: Recently I experienced a Stop 0x7B blue screen error when starting windows. This caused windows not to startup normally or in safe mode or by using any other mode. I ran Norton Boot Recovery Tool and it found no viruses, but the machine would still not startup. Later, I ran Windows XP setup to repair (reinstall) the operating system. The system will now start, however, the startup process is slower than previously and my hard drive shows activity at regular intervals even when I am not accessing it. I have turned off indexing and reviewed the preparation guide and followed other steps where indicated. I was sent here from the "Am I infected? What do I do?" forum (link to post fololows):


Dell Latitude E5500, Windows XP Pro SP3, Intel Core Duo 2GHz, 4GB RAM

The original error is:

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xBA4CF524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I am not getting this error since the first re-install, but I had to reinstall windows because a second time because I could not start windows between my post to the AII forum and this post. I did not get the stop error, but the computer would not start up in any mode.

My logs follow as instructed.

Thank you,


DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by KMMiller at 23:18:18 on 2011-06-15
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3539.2417 [GMT -4:00]
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A:Stop 0x0000007B Possible MBR Virus

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Stop 0x0000007B Error
Hi, I'm new to the forum and wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the fact that I cannot get my computer back up and running.

Let me start from the beggining. I built my computer from scratch about three years ago. I have an Asus Mother board, and Intel P4, Kingston Duel memory, and a Radeon Graphics card(PCI Express).

The first time(2 years ago) I got everything up and running properly, and its been working ever since.
Until recently. It was getting slower, and I decided it was time to format my Windows partition, and start fresh.

I setup my bios to boot from the disk drive, and inserted the Windows Setup disk(XP Home). After it was done loading, it stopped and displayed this error(I quote exactly):

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7c7E63C, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

Well at first I figured I would simply format my Windows partition, and that would fix the problem. I used a Linux program(QTParted) to do this. Ho... Read more

A:Stop 0x0000007B Error

Some of the information points to a boot sector virus but the first thing I thought of was that you have a SATA hard drive and forgot to press F6 during boot to supply the driver floppy. What do you think?
You might also want to download the utility from your hard drive manufacturer and run a scan on the hard drive to make sure it's ok. Alternatively you can download the ultimate boot CD http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ and use the appropriate utility there. If you don't find one for your computer the IBM drive fitness test will do fine in most situations.


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Need help with STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524) BSOD. The problem started after uninstalling Adobe Acrobat, after restarting the PC goes into restart loop and safe mode does not work, if I choose any option from safe mode, safe mode w/ cmd ....etc. it goes to STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524) blue screen of death. I have tried everything but nothing works. And I have important data on it, is there anychance that I can access the Hard Drive. thanks

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Windows Defender Offline indicated DOS/Alureon.A

I used the recover console to fix the MBR, and replace atapi.sys

Now the computer goes to BSOD (Stop: 0x0000007B (0xF789E528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Thanks for your help.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 14-09-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 14-09-2012 23:23:30
Running from D:\
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (X86) OS Language: Georgian
The current controlset is ControlSet001

==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================

HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [931200 2012-03-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Conime] %windir%\system32\conime.exe [x]
HKU\Administrator\...\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe [15360 2008-04-14] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKU\LocalService\...\Run: [Exetender] "C:\Program Files\Free Ride Games\GPlayer.exe /runonstartup" [1737216 2009-08-27] (Exent Technologies Ltd.)
HKU\NetworkService\...\Run: [Exetender] "C:\Program Files\Free Ride Games\GPlayer.exe /runonstartup" [1737216 2009-08-27] (Exent Technologies Ltd.)
HKU\User\...\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe [15360 2008-04-14] (Microsoft Corporation)
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A:DOS/Alureon.A > STOP: 0x0000007B

Hello Kezar,Welcome to the forum.Let see if the things are not gone beyond repair. Please refrain from trying anything on your own from now on until we are node.Please download ListpartsRun the tool, click Scan and post the log (Result.txt) it makes.

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Hello all,
I recently had my secondary hard drive fail in my Dell Dimension 9200 that was running this os before. But now when I try to reinstall the OS I get the following

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check you hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run chkdsk /f to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7917524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

So far what I have tried is changed the bios from raid to raid/auto ata (only other option)
Tried discs from 3 different sources and all have worked on other machines. Got on direct from MS and sha1 matched.
Slipstreamed raid drivers in from dells site once and once from intels site directly (controller is ICH8R).
Tried a different hard disk.
tried installing from usb drive using winsetupfromusb (worked on netbook right after failing here)
Made a second install of vista on target drive worked.
Followed steps on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103 all of them. Even tried to load drivers with floppy didn't help
chkdsk /f didn't find any errors.
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A:Stop 0x0000007B installing mce sp3

Anyone? I just tried a standard sp2 disc from Ms directly and that gave me the same error too. Any ideas?

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So I had an interesting night a few nights back. My computer, which has not given me any issues since I built it last year, finally gave me my first blue screen of death. My computer was showing no signs of any problems what so ever when I went to reboot it. When it rebooted it got to the windows load screen and crashed and gave me an unmountable_boot_volume error stop: 0x000000ED. So I did a little research for a few hours and decided to give the windows CD a try to either do a full re install or see if I could repair it. That gave me problems too, it loads a bunch of drivers and such and the second it hits "starting windows" portion of the install it crashes yet again and this time gives me stop: 0x0000007B. After all that I just decided to buy a new hard drive and start from scratch but when I go to install windows it crashes at the same exact point and gives me the same 0x0000007B code. Anyone have any ideas? Seems like I'm really sunk on this one.

A:Unmountable_boot_volume and then stop: 0x0000007B

Here is a MS article on troubleshooting. If you're having the same error with a new hard drive, the problem may be your motherboard.

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My computer: Intel MB D975XBX2, Intel E6700 Processor, 4 GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800, and a Western Digital WD3200JBRTL 320GB hard drive. Trying to load Windows XP Pro.

I have tried numerous times and used all kinds of tips and tricks, but when trying to load
the OS, I always get the blue screen with the error “STOP: 0x0000007B”. I have tried to
load several drivers at the “load raid driver” part of the install, but I am not using raid,
only IDE in the standard configuration. Nothing has worked. Does anyone know anything
about this or who I could contact that would?? I have been working on this for over a month now and about to go crazy! Thanks, Alan

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I ahve a Dell Optiplex GX270 Series computer. I keep getting the 0X0000007B each time a turn the computer on. Can anyone tell me hoe to resolve this issue?



A:Stop: 0X0000007B Message

and welcome to the Forum

Could be a failed driv e . . what is the history?

See this trobleshooting guide:

Advanced troubleshooting for "Stop 0x0000007B" errors in Windows XP

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Hi there.

So recently, a friend of mine had their laptop fail to load their Windows XP operating system earlier today. They found that they had a blue screen error appear. After some basic rigorous checks, whilst testing Safe mode, System Restore, Last known good configuration and Safe mode with Networking, all of these different options ended up with the same blue screen error appearing before windows had a chance to do anything. System restore, however, did briefly show it's general system restore background before ending up in the blue screen situation again. We've looked around the internet pretty well, and we can't find much on our actual issue. However, we do have information on the bluescreen of death error.

The error message is as follows: https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/v/735013_10200270478995289_88123601_n.jpg?oh=dc76e965790131c001cdb84a785a4861&oe=50FA053D&__gda__=1358667880_9c4b818b4a46b687fdff93843b73b0ac

The laptop make is: Toshiba NB500-11D

We think the cause is a result of my friend being notorious for closing a laptop down by holding the power button, I personally believe that she may of corrupted a critical system file whilst an installation was occuring on her computer.

What do you guys think? Any help would be appreciated.

A:BSoD (STOP: 0x0000007B)

Hello Rhys JonesSTOP 0x0000007B: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICEUsual causes: Hard drive, File system, Boot sequence errors, Device driver, Virus infection (in particular check the MBR)In this particular case it's a STOP: 0x0000007B (, 0xC0000034, , ):"It means Windows lost connection to the system partition (0x7B) because the device object was not found (0xC0000034)." ... VirGnarusLet's create a bootable LIVE Linux CD or flashdrive and have a look at some possible causes of this error.Firstly we'll check the MBR (Master Boot Record) which commonly causes this error if it is corrupted (damaged or infected by malware). On a working computer, please download the latest version of PartedMagic:Go to PartedMagic Downloads
Then click on the button.Write (in the appropriate manner) the downloaded .iso file to either CD or USB/flashdrive:Use the links just under the "Download" button for further information:
Creating the LiveCD with InfraRecorder
Use this link to download Infrarecorder: http://infrarecorder.org/?page_id=5Creating the LiveUSB
Use this link to download UNetbootin: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ Boot the problematic computer from the PartedMagic CD or flashdrive:At the first menu with Default settings (Runs from RAM) selected, press <ENTER>.
Be patient while PartedMagic loads into memory, and then displays its Desktop. Success? Let me know if you can successfully boot to the Desktop of PartedMagic, and whether you are using a boota... Read more

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Received blue screen of death after restarting with error 0x0000007B (0xFFFFF98000A06960, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000).

I've tried running antivirus, cleanups, even going back to the original restore point. My computer is not even two months old, so this is incredibly frustrating.

OS is Vista Home Premium 64bit. Bought the computer from newegg.com, it's a gateway DX4800-o5e

A:Stop error 0x0000007B

Have you recently changed any BIOS settings?See this for SATA mode changes http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=922976&sd=RMVPAnd the general story on 0x7B Stop Messages http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ms795508.aspx

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I am looking for a cure for this problem:
I uninstalled LabVIEW 8.2 from my laptop and after finished it asked me to restart my computer, after that all I have is the blue screen of death with the following message:
STOP:0X0000007B (0XF7939528, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
I already tried the following with the same results-message listed above:
- start Windows in safe mode
- last know good configuration
- MS-Dos command

None of these have worked, does anyone has any ideas to fix this?

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I recently got a new internal hard-drive (previous one crashed). I bought a new Samsung Spinpoint N1C HS122JF 1.8&#34; SATA Hard Drive -- very simple to install. I figured out how to get install for my DELL Latitude XT2 Notebook Tablet 12.1" Touch Screen / Intel Core 2 Duo 1.60GHz / 2GB Memory / 120GB HDD / Windows 7.

I am trying to install Windows XP (from an external CD Player connected via USB). The XP starts loading the files, but then stops after a few minutes and says:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your comuter. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

check for viruses on your computer. Revmove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive cotrollers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:
**** STOP: 0X0000007B ( 0xf78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

The Geek Squad told me this is because of a corrupt Hard Drive. Therefore, I ordered a second one, and got the same error. I searched on the error and saw some recommendations that one needs to download new Sata drivers. I thought I tried that and it didn't work, however it could have easily been due to user error. Can someone pls help?

Many thanks.

A:STOP: 0x0000007B on Win XP Install

This is an extremely common issue with XP. You need a SATA disk driver as this is not included in XP. Press F6 to load the SATA drive during start-up of the install. Download the driver for your motherboard. Also check you have disc mode in the bios set to IDE and not ACHI

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Hey guys, heres what happened..

I had a google redirect virus and I couldnt get rid of it, even using malwarebytes. So, i found out that hitman pro might get rid of it, so i downloaded it, did the scan, and it found some trojans, one attached to the volsnap.sys folder. I chose the quarantine option, rebooted, and i still had it, so i scanned again, then deleted them. Rebooted, and the black screen that says

We're sorry for the inconvenience but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change may have caused this.
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe mode with Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration
Start Windows Normally

I tried all of the options and none worked. I pressed F8 and tried the rest of those options and none of those worked either, and some ended in a blue screen with the 0x0000007B Stop Error.

Next I tried using a XP install disk and try to get into the recovery console, but it never loads to that screen to access it. It loads the files at the bottom, says setup is loading, then the blue screen comes up with the stop error. I recently let my brother in law look at it and he used a Linux BackTrack Cd. Im not exactly sure what he did, but he called me and said safe mode worked for the first time, and he fixed the master boot record, then he said it booted up normally. Of course though, it wasnt entirely fixed.

Every time i turn it off or restart it, it goes to that black screen with those options, but this time, the la... Read more

A:0x0000007B stop error

After the new hardware detection do any drivers actually get installed ?
If yes try rebooting and using 'Start windows normally'. What happens ?

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I have been attempting to install windows xp 64bit edition, onto my computer (specs below). Once the setup reaches the "Setup is loading Windows" portion, it blue screens with the Stop 0x0000007B error. I have researched this error and determined that it is my harddrive's storage controller. Currently I am on a vista (32 bit home premium) and trying to install the xp64 onto a separate partition on this computer's harddrive. I have tried multiple times using the nLite program to place the driver into the xp install but I have no luck with that, and receive the same error. I have also tried manually added the files to a copy of the xp cd and reburning it. But still no luck. This computer does not have a floppy drive, nor does the mobo even support a ribbon jack to plug one in. I have already read multiple forum posts on here regarding this issue, but I can not get this working. I have been at it for 3 days and am out of ideas. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

My Specs:
Make/Model - Gateway GM5638E
CPU - Intel Q6600 Quad
4 GB ram
SCSI - Intel ICH8R/ICH9R SATA RAID Controller
Current OS - Vista 32bit Home Premium

The drivers I used for installing the controller are:

I have also tried using gateway's listed at:

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A:Installing XP - Stop 0x0000007B

Gateway GM5638E Desktop Computer Specs

HIGHLY suggest you print your specs.

Intel? Core?2 Quad Processors

Intel? G33 Express Chipset

The problem I see in your motherboard specs it does NOT specify 64bit support.

You motherboard MUST be a 64bit version to install a 64bit OS. You CAN install a 32bit OS on a 64bit motherboard, IAW the 64bit motherboard is backward compatible with 32bit OS.

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My computer is acting up, and it's really annoying me. Here's the short version:

I had a working install of XP SP2, but System Restore was not working. I figured a repair install couldn't hurt, so I used a MSDN SP2 XP CD to do a repair install. After I did this, the system would, instead of starting up, throw a BSOD with an 0x7b error (apparently INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE) before it gets to graphical startup. Now, it goes to graphical startup for a split second before giving the same error. I did not make any hardware changes or install or remove any programs before this behavior started. The full error is STOP 0x0000007B (0xF79C4528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000).

Here's the long version of things I tried:
Repairing, using a burned XP SP2 CD from MSDN, repeatedly and at various times
Repairing, using a factory-made XP SP1 CD from MSDN, repeatedly and at various times
Converted partition from NTFS to FAT32 using PartitionMagic
Copied hard drive to new store-bought hard drive
(Subsequent steps all take place on new drive)
Restored registry from old backup (caused it to go briefly to graphical startup before throwing same BSOD)
Parallel XP install to different folder - worked fine
Copied registry from new, clean XP install to old install - worked, but booted to clean install
Converted drive back to NTFS
Wiped drive (zeroed out from Linux LiveCD)
Copied files from backups from about a month ago (about everything except the registry, which was from last... Read more

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I searched the forums, and didn't find anybody with the exact same issue, so I will ask it here.

I was working on my computer with my external hard drive and my ipod connected. My computer had some problem, and I unfortunately removed my ipod and hard drive without ejecting them.

I then shut down my computer and tried to restart it and it came up with the bluescreen that said

"Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer."

Then it gives the error message STOP: 0x0000007B etc.

I ran a repair from my restore DVD, and it said it found some errors that it could not repair automatically. I'd like to run the CHKDSK, but I don't know how if my computer won't start. Is it possible my computer has a virus?

I have some important data on my machine that I don't want to loose, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section, I'm new to the forums.

A:STOP: 0x0000007B bluescreen.

You must boot from the Vista installation or recovery disc that came with your computer. Insert your Vista installation DVD and then restart the computer.
2. If you are prompted to Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... do so. If you do not press a key before the message disappears, the computer will not start using the CD or DVD.

After your computer has booted from the disc, select your language and then press Next

Select your language

Click on Repair your computer

Repair your computer

You must choose the operating system that you would like to repair. For most users there will only be one option listed. Select the operating system you wish to repair and click Next

NOTE: If no operating system is available at this step, there is an issue with your Vista installation that cannot be repaired by running chkdsk.

Select the operating system

The System Recovery Options will then appear, as shown below. To run checkdisk, you must click on Command Prompt.

Click on command prompt

A black window will appear, as shown below. This is the Command Prompt.

Run chkdsk

In order to run checkdisk to repair the hard drive, you should type the following: chkdsk C: /r and press Enter. If Vista is installed on a drive besides the C: drive, you should replace C: with the appropriate drive letter.
8. Checkdisk will now run. The scan may take several hours to complete.

When the scan is complete, a report will display.

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Hi All.

My old motherboard stoped working, So I went out a got a new one.

Now each time I boot up the computer I get.

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFA17BA98,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

From what I have read on the inernet so far this is somthing to do with drive issues.

Can anyone please help me to get this computer back up and running with out needing to wipe and reinstall eveything, or reloading, as I don't have my windows cd's to hand.

Thanks for your time.

A:New Motherboard, Now get STOP: 0x0000007B

hi mad professor,

when it comes to installing a new motherboard, its best to install a fresh o/s on your hdd. probably the reason why you are getting the stop error is becasuse the hdd still has drivers from the old motherboard and its conflicting with the new motherboard.

if you didnt want to reformat your computer and assuming your old motherboard didnt die, you couldve uninstall all the devices in the device manager and then install the new motherboard.

its probably best at this time to backup your data and install a new o/s.

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Research suggests this is an ASUS boot order problem. However I don't know how to fix it. I have one optical drive on the IDE channel and 4 IDE HD's hooked into the SATA channels via Rosewill IDE to SATA adapters.

Originally only the SATA1 HD was showing up. I heard all SATA HD's are set as master so I removed all the jumpers from my western digital HD's and during boot it recognizes them all.

I had an XP install on the SATA 1 HD and it actually booted into XP because I forgot to hit del. While I was there I looked around in My Computer and was able to access the file system on all the HD's.

However I am resintalling XP with a slipstreamed SP2 CD. So I insert the CD to install XP during boot and I press ENTER to install XP and it tells me setup was not able to continue because no HD's are detected. They show up during boot and worked a few minutes ago inside XP.

I booted into the non service packed XP install and ran the setup CD from there and it worked until it required a restart, where I get the stop error. (After restart I get the blue screen error)

Now I cannot boot into the XP install nor use the boot disk to install windows. It lists he HD's on boot up, just that the install CD will not see them. Plus if I try gettign back into XP it will blue screen with that stop error. (I tried my 5 year old non service pack XP CD and the slipstreamed CD.)

STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524...

Hardware Info:

Asus M2N-E BIOS 0402

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A:STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524...

Since you are using the SATA controller you may need to install the drivers at the F6 prompt. These are located on the CD that came with the MB. You will have to extract them onto a floppy disk.

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Hi all,

I know there are several posts here relating to this error but cannot seem to find anyone who has/had the problem I have.

I cannot boot into Safe Mode (networking/command prompt) or with 'Last known good configuration'. I have tried all options but what ever I try, the blue screen comes back up and the computer restarts. I have run diagnostics, and a memory test, but after they completed the system just restarted.

This is the message I get;

Hope you can make out what that says. Can anyone help me out here?

Thank you!

A:Stop Error 0x0000007B


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folder in zip format. In the mean time, look at this amazing webpage:

STOP 0x0000007B - STOP 0x7B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE - Fix STOP Error 0x0000007B


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My hard drive recently suffered an error and was unable to boot from cd or from the drive, so i put the HD in my parents computer and installed windows overtop of the old installation folder (just so i wouldnt lose my files). Anyway, the HD works fine and will boot up in my parents computer, but when i put it back in my own computer, i get the Stop 0x0000007B Error. I do recall encountering this error along time ago, but I cant remember how to get passed it without having to format my HD. Anyone have any ideas? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

A:Stop 0x0000007B error.

Unless both PC's have absolutely identical hardware, that process is doomed I believe.

When you try to boot from that drive in another PC, all the chipset drivers for the PC that installed the refreshed Windows copy are now being force-fed to the new PC, which possibly has different hardware and driver requirements.

Hardware certainly does not like that and shutdowns occur to prevent damage.

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dell desktop XPS400 windows XP Media center sp3

After a virus removal reboot computers goes to blue screen imediately following windows logo with a error {stop: oX0000007B (0XF7A6D524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000}. at which time a reboot brings me to start in Safe mode screen trying safe mode, safe mode w/networking, safe mode comand prompt, last known good configuration or normal mode all options bring me back to blue screen with error codes
have ran recovery console chkdsk /p/r no errors found. ran bootcfg /rebuild error can not complete scan due to possible corrupt files. also ran diagnostics cd no errors found. i am being told error code is not a hardware failure, but on the other i am being told it is not a software problem

on the blue screen it recommends running "CHKDSK /F" however in recovery console only /p , /r are available

A:Error stop: 0x0000007B

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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 and am experiencing a problem with re-installing Windows XP Pro. After completing the initial install and setup routine, the PC re-boots to start Windows for the first time I get a BSOD with the following message:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7C8F524, 0X0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

The research I have done so far has led me to believe that this problem is being caused by an incorrect hard drive controller driver, so I have downloaded the appropriate driver from Dell's website and tried using it (using the F6 key option during the initial windows setup routine), but this does not appear to work. When I select the driver on the floppy disk, the windows setup routine attempts to run windows and the BSOD appears. I have also tried resetting the BIOS options to factory defaults and setting the SATA operation settings to RAID AutoDetect / ATA, but neither have had any effect. I have run Dell diagnostic utilities and the hard drive ... Read more

A:BSOD STOP: 0x0000007B

Hey there and welcome to TSF...
First thing that I could suggest you is to test RAM and Hard Disk...
Download Memtest86+ from here:


Take out RAM module and clean contacts with rubber and DIMM slots with brush...
If you have more then one stick of RAM, test it separatelly...

What make/model is your HDD???
Visit manufacturers Web Site and download testing tools and test your HDD for possible bad sectors...

Report back please...

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I've been having this stop error for the past few days while trying to install windows xp. This is a newly built computer.

Asus A8S-X mobo
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor
320 GB WD hdd
1 GB Kingston ram
500 watt PSU
Radeon X1950 Pro graphics card
Sony cd/dvd drive

I have my hdd on the primary IDE set to master and the dvd drive on the secondary IDE set to master. Both drives are recognized in BIOS. When booting from the xp cd it goes through the loading stage and says it's going to start windows and then proceeds to give this error every-time. I have another (known working) WD 80 hdd that i tried to install on but get the exact same error. The error message has the same first 10 numbers every-time, but the numbers in the parentheses are different every couple of tries.

Any help resolving this would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance

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I have been given a desktop with win XP Pro. it will boot to the log in screen and i do not know or have the password for the previous user.
I have a legal copy of XP Pro and try to boot using the cd in the cd drive. it will run setup and load all the drivers and when it would normally start windows, i get the stop screen error. I have tried several boot disks with the same results. I tried Morphix (Linux) and a ERD with same results.

any thoughts?

A:stop screen 0x0000007b



Windows lost access to the system partition or boot volume during the startup process. Typical causes: Installing incorrect device drivers when installing or upgrading storage adapter hardware, or a virus.
Typical causes? Installing a third party boot manager (linux) incorrect partitioning , formatting a bootable partititon but not removing the boot sector (re partitioning the drive)
Best advice; boot to bios and change boot order to cdrom , remove all other boot options and uncheck the check for other devices option.

Then you boot to your XP install CD and at the point where it asks you to click next to format and install , you select the partition which has/had windows and click the D key to Delete the partition.
Repeat for all partitions there until you have Hard disk 0 xxxxxMB unallocated space.
Then you select that and press the C key to Create new parititons.
Specify size in MB (1024MB = 1GB) or choose use all available space, follow the prompts and when finished select the first partition you created (or only one ) and click next to format it and install windows.

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I am getting a Blue Screen with the above error message every time I power up my computer. I installed an upgrade to Bestcrypt 8. When I rebooted after the install, I got the BSODs, in all modes (safe, last known good, etc).

The BSOD occurs within a second or so of the Windows Logo appearing on the screen. Not long enough to start generating a bootlog. Always the same error codes.

I'm running XP Pro SP2. My single 1TB hard drive holds two XP partitions, with fairly different software and setup configurations. I can still boot into the other partition, which to my mind rules out basic hardware problems.

Furthermore, I cunningy (and painstakingly) retrieved the default, SAM, SECURITY, software, and system files from the second partition, and used UBCD4Win to copy them to the inaccessible first partition. Voila, I could boot-up to the first partition again.

But the problem is that the configurations are so different that the mismatched registry is not much use. Of course, I still have copies of the original registry files.

So the evidence suggests to me that the problem is a rogue registry entry, rather than a corrupt driver file.

One course of action I've tried so far is as follows:

I booted to the first partition, with the mismatched (but sorta working) registry. Then I installed BC8 and took a snapshot of the registry using Advanced Registry Monitor. Then I uninstalled BC8 again (the reboot produced no problems this time), and took another snapshot. Most of t... Read more

A:BSOD - Stop: 0x0000007B Please Help!

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Windows XP Home SP2

Elite motherboard died. Socket A, none available locally.

I purchased a socket 939 ASUS A8v MX & Athlon 939 socket, 3200+ CPU.

I assembled the system and now receive BSOD 0x0000007b error.

Per http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314082/
"3. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, right-click the Mergeide.reg file in the floppy drive, and then click Merge.

Windows XP displays the following message:
Are you sure you want to add the information in A:\Mergeide.reg to the registry?", I need to run a .reg file. Because I cannot boot into the system, how do I run the .reg file?

I have tried safe mode, Last known good conifg, and all other options.


A:Solved: stop 0x0000007b

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hej .
jeg har købt en trion 100 solid state drive. 240 gb ssd
mit problem er at windows 10 ikke kan se mit drev, kun i bios og i disk manage, men du kan ikke se drevet i
denne computer.
Jeg har prøvet at skifte indstillinger i bios, da jeg skiftede til AHCI kom denne meddelelse:  STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE
hvad skal jeg gøre ??

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Randomly I Started to get the error code STOP: 0x0000007B and don't know how to fix it, i shrunk a partition to create space for linux and i can't reboot Windows and don't want to reinstall it, i have a Recovery CD but no operating systems are being displayed.
I have a HP G62 laptop

Can Anyone help me?

A:BSOD STOP: 0x0000007B

Carefully go through each step in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot and report back the results of each step.

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