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Cannot Boot Far Enough To Fix Problem


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#1 dbonniwell

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:29 AM

Yesterday I booted up
I get a message that my windows/system32//config/system is missing or corrupt.
I go to my Bios and put the optical drive as first thing to look for when booting and then put myWindowsXP pro disk in and try to get to recovery mode. Yes 'R' for recovery. It loads a bunch of files but I cannot get as far as the Recovery mode before I get a Blue message saying something about my V card adaptor and then at the bottom this 'Techincal Information' Stop 0x0000007F 0x0000005 0xF748EOBF 0x578DA208 0xF78D9F08

PCI.sys address F748EOBF base at F7487000, Datastamp 3b7d855c

I also tried F2 then boot with safe mode but nothing, back to the windows/system32/config/system problem indication
I also tried a Windows Automated System Recovery Disk. I had to download off the I-net the file and put on floppy. I put it in and no dice. It just asked me for the disk again
I tried a boot disk, here too no dice
I am thinking of pulling my 8800gts v-card out and trying to get to recovery mode

Also
Before this happened two other things need to be noted

1, for about the last 9months one of my hard drives has been making a whirring or grouning noise at startup but then quiets after a while. This may be a cause?

2. earier in the day My wife came home and I had to quick shutdown Oblivion before she caught me and I hit the On/Off switch to turn off. I am wondering if this may have attributed to the problem, I am sure it did not help.
This is a year old build
BFG 8800GTS
D975XBX2 mobo bad axe
3 gig ram 800MHz ram
Intel 2.4 gig E6600 CPU
Win XP pro Japanese SP2
seagate 7200 Buricuda x 2 in raid 0

Is there any hope for me?
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 06:54 AM

The most common reason for a Stop 0x0000007F error is a hardware failure (with memory failures being the most common kind). It can also be caused by software/drivers. Shutting down Windows improperly can cause these problems - but it usually takes more than just one time for it to become apparent.

So, I'd first try checking your memory with this free memory tester: http://www.memtest86.com/ Read the directions thoroughly and let the test run for at least 3 passes (overnight is better). If it starts finding errors you can shut it down as that indicates problems with your memory.

Due to the windows/system32/config/system problem, I'd also suggest downloading a free, bootable hard drive diagnostic from the manufacturer of your hard drive.

Another thing to do is to boot from your Windows installation CD and press "R" at the first screen to enter the Recovery Console. Once in, you can type "chkdsk /r" to check and repair any file system problems on the disk ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/ )
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