My PC keeps getting slower and slower and I want to do a full clean reinstall because I think that will make it fast enough again for me for another few more years.
My PC specs:
-250 GB HD Maxtor 6L250R0
-1 GB memory
-original Windows XP Media Center Edition with SP3
The HD is divided into a C partition of 15 GB with only XP on it, everything else is installed on the D partition. On the new install I would like to make the C partition slightly bigger (25-30 GB).
The only part that has been replaced so far is the power supply block.
So yesterday I put the recovery disc (RD) in the DVD drive and tried to boot from it. After a few seonds in this process I get a BSOD with the following message:
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7A2A640, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
To protect your PC the setup has been stopped.
If you keep on seeing this message try and do the following:
-check for viruses
-remove any newly installed HDs or controllers
-check HD to make sure it's properly configured and terminated
-run CHKDSK /F to check for HD corruption and restart your PC
I have already done some searching on this type of error and it appears I'm not the only one that has it. Tips to solve this include running the already mentioned CHKDSK /F or /R (both of which I have done already) and changing some BIOS setting about SATA/IDE. I looked into BIOS and as far as I know everything seems to be fine there, but I'm far from expert on this matter. Also I know my PC is completely free of viruses or malware of any kind.
However, after doing these steps I still keep getting the same blue screen when trying to boot from the RD. Maybe I should actually change something in BIOS that I don't recognize, or something else is stopping my install routine.
I hope you have enough information to help me solve this.
thanks in advance.