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Installing gives blue screen

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#1 Menneskefernis


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Posted 11 August 2010 - 03:11 PM

I have just helped a friend reinstalling Windows XP on his computer (MyBook L51A-10). I put in the Windows cd, I deleted the two partitions that it had and made one instead. After that I formatted the harddisk and the computer copied the files from the cd like it's supposed to. It restarted and showed the Windows "loading screen". And here comes my problem. The computer shows a blue screen with a 0x0000007B code. I know there already is a lot of problem definitions on the internet but I couldn't find any solutions for my problem.

So I tried to start from the beginning and re-formatted the disk. This time I didn't get any error code but it showed another blue screen with a message before it reached the loading screen. It said (my own translation from danish to english -->): 'Windows couldn't start because of problems with the configuration of the hardware to the harddisk' and some further words.

Now, what could the problem be? A hardware problem? A version of XP (SP3) that doesn't work on that particular computer?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 11 August 2010 - 03:28 PM

Well...what is the origin of the disk used for the install?

Are we talking Microsoft CD...are we talking media from an OEM (HP, Dell, etc.)?

7B errors are quite common when some attempt installs, Google, 7B STOP.

Is this a SATA hard drive?

System manufacturer and model?

MyBooks...are external hard drives. I've not known XP to install on such, but there are those who claim it's possible, http://www.ehow.com/how_4853554_install-xp...hard-drive.html.


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