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Stop error 00000007 after /3gb switch -- tried to repair with CD

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:39 AM

*Please note that my memory on this issue is not superb. I may be getting some technical details wrong.*

I'm running XP Pro, SP 3 and I tried the switch and my machine didn't like it, (I did make a backup of the boot.ini) so at first I tried safe mode, no cigar.

Next I tried the recovery console (boofcfg I think?) but it said that I couldnt use that command until I ran chkdisk. Ran chkdisk, and it found something (don't know what). After it was done I typed EXIT and restarted. Still got the stop error.

I guess I didn't understand the chkdisk thing, so after that, I just decided the best thing to do was repair from the CD. All was going well, but when my computer needed to restart to finish the process, I ran into the same stop error. I even got to see the "windows starting up logo" that was preparing the next step to the repair, but soon the BSoD came.

By the way, I have a brand new HDD, so I hope any errors chkdisk found are just bad logical sectors or something. I ran the diagnostic from startup (the long version) and everything looked good.


My specs:
Dell Inspiron 1520
Intel Core 2 Duo
T8300 @ 2.40 GHz
2.39 GHz, 2.99 GB RAM
Physical Address Extension
(WD Scorpio Black SATA - 320GB, 7200rpm)

Edited by AJAXY, 23 April 2012 - 09:46 AM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:07 AM

<<...and I tried the switch and my machine didn't like it,>>

What...exactly...are you talking about?

What have you done...and why?


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

<<...and I tried the switch and my machine didn't like it,>>

What...exactly...are you talking about?

What have you done...and why?


I believe she means that she switched out her old RAM for 3GBs of RAM.

If that is the case, I believe the appropriate action would be to run memory diagnostics.

I'm only able to deduce this from the "after /3gb switch" in the title, and the "BSoD" (Blue Screen of Death) that you put in the body. Try to be more specific.

So, what you should do is boot from a CD with "Windows Memory Diagnostic" installed on it, or some other memory diagnostics tool. If it fails, switch back to your old RAM.

I'm not positive, but I do believe most BIOS come with memory diagnostic tools now, you may want to take a look in there, too.

I really hope this helps!

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