0x0000007B BSOD after windows install

By wass_up_guy ·
Hello everybody,
I know this has been posted here and all over the internet in the past...and that's where my problem lies actually.

i can't find a solution that works!

My problem:
After going through the installation of windows XP Pro on a SATA HDD and i am using the Latest Nvidia SATA controller during installation (pressing F6, etc.) windows installs fine. (i have an nForce motherboard)

After the install, when windows is booting up (screen with the logo and a bar below it) it loads for about 2 seconds, then gives me a BSOD with the 0x0000007B error.

I've been looking non-stop for a fix for the past 14 hours for a solution, but couldn't find anybody who has the same problem as me actually...

I've tried re-installing from scratch. I've tried repairing windows. Both of those methods don't work...i really can't think of what else it could be. It can't be the bios because windows installs just's after the installation that it gives me the error.

my Specs:
EVGA 790i Ultra SLI Mobo
Seagate Baracude 200GB HDD
EVGA 9800 GTX Video Card
Intel Q6700 CPU

Thanks in advance to anybody who can help.

EDIT: Also would like to add that when starting in Safe Mode the system loads up until file MUP.SYS then gives me the same BSOD and reboots.

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Xp Version

by IC-IT In reply to 0x0000007B BSOD after win ...

I know it's Pro, but which SP? An old Pro will only recognize 132GB while the newer BIOS sees the whole.
You could Slipstream SP2 into XP and try that.
Do you get a validation that the SATA drivers installed correctly?

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by wass_up_guy In reply to Xp Version

I'm installing SP2 already...and i know the drivers install correctly because otherwise i wouldn't be able to install windows in the first place.

During installation i do the whole F6 bit and boot the drivers off the flopy (2 floppys actually...Nvidia has lots of files)

so it installs's just when it comes time to load windows after everything is installed (after the HUD interface and everything) it gives me a 0xC0000034 error which is a STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND error referring to the drivers.

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Check the Microsoft Knowledge Base bulletins

by nepenthe0 In reply to Xp Version

Also, take a look at this excellent Jan'06 TR post by Greg Shultz:

Consider a complete wipe of the hard drive with Darik's Nuke & Boot:

Rick/Portland, OR

P.S. - Is it true that mosquitos grow so large in Yukon that they're leashed and licensed?

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by wass_up_guy In reply to Check the Microsoft [i]Kn ...

Already checked all the microsoft stuff and haven't found anything that works...

I also did a complete wipe using the windows setup (the very long format option instead of the quick format option) and that didn't help either.

I did find out i'm getting a 0xC0000034 error which is a STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND error...and it most likely pertains to the drivers of the SATA HDD Controllers.

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Remove some RAM

by The Scummy One In reply to 0x0000007B BSOD after win ...

and see if that helps. Windows may not be able to allocate memory to the SATA drivers, causing the error.

Also, remove anything that may be plugged in that is non-essential for basic operation of the system. To rule out some things.

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already tried that

by wass_up_guy In reply to Remove some RAM

and no luck

Only thing i have connected is a video card, optical drive, HDD, CDP and RAM

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Maybe one RAM chip is bad

by The Scummy One In reply to already tried that

try swapping them out and retrying.

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Already tried that.

by wass_up_guy In reply to Maybe one RAM chip is bad

I pretty much tried everything in terms of swapping hardware...none of that works, at this point i'm 100% sure that it's a software issue related to having an SATA HDD.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to 0x0000007B BSOD after win ...

are your PSU specs. 550-650Watts. These new Video cards use a few Watts.
You could also try a BIOS flash.

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by wass_up_guy In reply to What

OCZ 780W ModXstream PSU

I CAN try flashing the bios...but i don't really want to mess around with that just yet...i will try it if everything else fails.

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