Having a really frustrating issue with my Dell Vostro 200 at the moment. I will try to explain in as much detail how the problem came about and what the issues are now.
Basically I cannot boot up my machine without getting a BSOD - whether it's normally or even in Safe Mode.
The problem began when I got some Malware on my machine and it would not allow me to open files off my second hard drive without giving an error message and saying I needed to download Windows something or other to defrag and repair the disk.
Much to my shame, it looked legit...but I quickly realised it wasn't. So I uninstalled the program and then tried to run Combo Fix to clean things up. I've used CF 100s of times before and never had an issue.
Anyway, CF asked if I wanted to update so I did and then it began doing its thing. However, an error message appeared saying there wasn't enough disk space to create a restore point and then it restarted and that's when the BSOD issue started.
The error is STOP: 0x0000007E and then it begins a crash dump, which takes a few seconds before the machine reboots.
I have tried reinstalling/repairing Vista from the CD but I am unable to run any of the options in the repair console such as System Restore etc.
Anyone have any ideas?
Edited by Orange Blossom, 14 February 2011 - 09:16 PM.
Moved to log forum. ~ OB