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#1 JohnnyTempo


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Posted 16 November 2005 - 02:38 PM

One day I turn my PC on and get this screen:
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Which only flashes for like a second.

Followed by this screen:
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Here is the last thing that was modified which is, I believe, right before of after the problem started. :
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PC facts:
Microsoft XP Home
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Pentium 4 CPU 1500MHz
1.48 GHz, 256 MB of Ram

This was dad's comupter and he gave it to me becuase of a hard drive problem. I installed a new hard drive and everything worked great. I do downloads and use the internet. I was religiously using Norton System Works right up to about a month before this problem.

We ran system restore and removed the display adapter and i still get the same sequence.
Let me know if you need any more info.

Edited by JohnnyTempo, 16 November 2005 - 03:48 PM.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:04 PM

I'll get you started at least, with trying to find the cause of the problem!

The first picture you posted, the blue screen, is affectionately called the Blue Screen of Death or BSOD. But Microsoft likes to call it a 'Stop Message'.

In your case you were getting stop message 0x0000007e

Click HERE to find some info on that particular stop message. See if any of those articles pertain to your system.

Good luck.

Currently home chillin' with the fam and my two dogs!

#3 franktiii


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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:23 PM

If you have a windows xp disk, you should try running a repair. Boot from the disk, skip the first screen that offers a repair console and at the second screen you get a choice of reinstall or repair, choose repair at that point. This will reinstall drivers, dlls and other files as needed, but preserve your data, programs and other settings.

If you can boot up at all it is always wise to backup files before trying this, but if you can't this may be your best shot at recovery.

#4 donzo44


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Posted 16 November 2005 - 07:05 PM


See this link:



Mod Edit: Removed quote of entire first post.~tg

Edited by tg1911, 16 November 2005 - 11:38 PM.

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#5 JohnnyTempo

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:36 PM

Fixed! Thanks to all.

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 12:15 AM

So what was the fix?

Soltek QBIC, Pentium 4 3.0GHz, 512MB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, ATI Radeon 9600XT 256MB, Netgear 54Mb/s WAP, ridiculously expensive Satellite Broadband
Windows XP Home SP2, Trend Micro Internet Security, Firefox, Thunderbird, AdAwareSE, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster, A-squared Free, Ewido Security Suite.

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