Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:57 PM
Been working at a computer the last few days, and I am kind of stumped.
The BSOD code:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF993F528, 0xC0000003, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
XP Home Edition SP3
HP Pavillion 05
Pentium 4 1.70 GHz CPU
Phoenix AwardBIOS v6
256 MB RAM
Seagate Barracuda HD, ST340016A
The person I'm working on the computer for said he tried to install Nero 11. With the next boot, the computer started giving stop errors after the XP boot screen.
There is no install disk available, and the recovery disks are over a year old. Don't have extra hardware to swap out, either. Trying to fix without a format and reinstall.
What I've tried thus far:
-Won't boot to safe mode
-Won't boot to last known good config
-Using boot disk, ran chkdsk /r. Found and fixed one or more errors, still get BSOD
-SeaTools long test returned no errors
-MemTestx86 returned no errors
-ran fixmbr. states that "computer appears to have non-standard or invalid master boot record," even on subsequent tries with fixmbr
-tried booting with CD-ROMs unhooked to see if a driver conflict w/ Nero is causing the crash
So far, no dice.