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Two machines with STOP 0x0000007B

By diana.feustel ·
Apparently have a nasty virus embedded on 2 system boards preventing me from reformatting or replacing the harddrives.

One machine I?m having a rather nasty time with has a corrupted .INI files so booting up into Windows is ? well, I screwed myself there by disabling most of the boot scripts to include one that apparently controls the freaking keyboard!! GOOD JOB!

Neither machine will bootup from 3 different XP System CDs. One CD is the actual recovery disk that came with the machine.

Both end up with BSOD STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78E663C, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000).

I have replaced the harddrive in both machines hoping to start from scratch but I get the same error when entering into Setup from the CDs.

So, I have:

A. 2 different PCs (Dells)

B. 3 different boot/setup CDs

C. 4 different harddrives

I have run 4 different virus packages to include Symantic Gold (full copy) and Avast! Trial. None seem to find or fix either machine.

In order to run SecureClean, I need to be able to run from Windows which is impossible on the one with the corrupted INI?s.

Recently I?m able to at least activate the Dell Restore (Cntrl F11) at startup. But it doesn?t really ?restore?. It gets me to a \ prompt (don?t know why). I try to figure out what to choose from the numerous unhelpful choices (none of which are a ?RESTORE.EXE?) and finally settle on DELLDIAG.EXE. It runs through a gammit of tests and all PASS.

I then run Cntrl-F11 again and this time it gets all the way through acknowledgement of my Service Tag information but then ?the dreaded blinking underscore at the top left?. This is worse than the BSOD!! Let?s give it a clever name? How about SOAB!?

So, REBOOT AGAIN. This is where I take a break and watch ?The Website is Down ? Sales Guys vs Web Dude?.

This time, I get:

Loading PBR for descriptor 2 ? done.

Microsoft? Windows 98

C>

SO, I reboot AGAIN:

This time I interrupt with F6 to load third party drivers?

I choose S to select and it asks me for the ?Manufactured-supplied hardware support disk into Drive A

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! WHO HAS A DRIVE ?A? ANYMORE!!! Should I take another trip to WorstBuy?

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"STOP 0x0000007B" error message when you restart your Windows

When you start your Microsoft Windows XP-based computer after you replace the motherboard on the computer, you may receive a Stop error message that is similar to the following:

STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE

This issue may occur if the new motherboard contains an embedded IDE controller that has a different chipset than the original motherboard.

To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Perform an in-place upgrade of Windows XP
If the old IDE controller and the new IDE controller detected your hard disk as the same size, perform an in-place upgrade of Windows XP.

For additional information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/install-reinstall-uninstall

If the issue continues to occur, go to Method 2.

Method 2: Repartition and format your hard disk and reinstall Windows XP
If the new IDE controller detected a different size for your hard disk, you must repartition and format your hard disk, and then reinstall Windows XP.

For additional information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
HOW TO: Partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313348/

For additional information about how to troubleshoot other STOP 0x7B error messages in Windows XP, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303786/

Limited OEM driver support is available with F6 during Windows XP Setu:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314859/

For additional information about how to troubleshoot startup problems in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308041/

For additional information about how to troubleshoot setup problems in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base,
HOW TO: Troubleshoot Windows XP problems during installation when you upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310064/

Advanced troubleshooting for "Stop 0x0000007B" errors in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103

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Hi - Try slip streaming the drivers into the cd

by markp24 In reply to Two machines with STOP 0x ...

Hi
The prior post is 100% on the mark, but if you have to start both systems from scratch , this may make it easier.
Use Nlite (http://www.nliteos.com/) to slipstream the Drivers for the Hard drive controller and NIC (and Service packs)into your own cope of the Dell Provided CD.
Nlite will show you how to do it. You just need anothe rPC with a CDRW
(http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slipstream-sata-drivers-into-xp-cd/)

i hope this helps

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