Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:51 AM
First of all I would like to apologize if I posted in the wrong section because I really do not know if the problem is hardware or software.
My father recently bought a laptop for work running Windows Vista Basic. I didn't like the Vista part so I tried to install XP, but upon starting the Windows installation the bsod came up. I assumed it was because of some preconfigured HP Windows Installation Launcher, so I left it as it was and forgot about that.
Two days ago I was forced to shutdown the laptop by holding down the power button because it freezed. Since then it has been constantly crashing, freezing and I had to repeat the same shutdown as before. Each time I repeated it got worse, I could rarely even turn it on. Most of the time it got stuck before trying to boot the operating system, but sometimes it booted normally and it was stable for some time. I tried booting Hiren's Boot CD to run a disk check or something similar but I couldn't even boot the CD. After that I got very pissed off and formated the disk with an Ubuntu Live CD, then tried to install Windows XP again and the same bsod as before has shown up. Precisely it shows up after Windows installation loads all files, when starting installation. I made a huge mistake by formating the hard drive and I don't know what to do. The message I get from the bsod is only "stop:0x0000007B (and some code i didn't write down)"
So now I can't install Windows xp and Vista too because I removed the HP windows installation by formating the disk. I can only boot Linux.
Someone, please help me.
Thanks in advance.