The error message reads:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps: Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xBA4C7524, 0XC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
So at this point I ordered startup/recovery CDs from dell. I am using a dell computer with OEM installed windows XP home edition. I got the recovery CD today, and can now boot from CD. I first tried to repair my windows installation, and I still got the blue screen after restart. I have gone into the windows recovery console and have tried a few things. I tried running "Bootcfg /Rebuild" followed by "Fixboot" and this did not help.
Next, I thought the problem might be an infected atapi.sys file which I read others experiencing, so I did the following: renamed my atapi.sys to atapi.old, and then I did expand i386\atapi.sy_ from my CD drive and it expanded a new atapi.sys file into my windows\system32\drivers folder. This also did not help.
I ran chkdsk /p and it said CHKDSK found one or more errors. I then ran chkdsk /r....this took a very long time and it said found and repaired one or more errors. But still no luck.
So I am now stuck and cannot get past the blue screen of death to further troubleshoot my computer. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
Edited by drjack123, 31 August 2011 - 10:31 PM.