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STOP: 0x000007B Cannot Boot into Windows XP Home or Safe Mode


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#1 firestormerc

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:13 AM

Long story short I was cleaning junk off my laptop which has Windows XP Home Edition on it. I use to have some viruses, etc on it but I cleaned all that off. I was still cleaning junk off like stuff I was never going to use or need again. So I ran Sfc /scannow with my Windows XP Home Edition CD in the drive to replace any system files that had any problems. After that I ran the Repair the Windows XP Installation from the WIndows XP Home Edition CD but after I did that I would get a black screen after the Windows loading screen. I don't believe Safe Mode was working either so I went back to try the same thing now I get STOP: 0x000007B after the Windows loading screen. Note: I had Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 installed and Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 on the CD. I wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed lol. Now the CD does say it has drivers on it I haven't tried doing anything with that. I ran chkdsk /r and fixboot on the Recovery Console but that didn't fix it. Next I tried to rebuild boot.ini on the Recovery Console bootcfg /rebuild and that didn't fix it. Also I found the boot.ini.backup so I copied it and renamed it to boot.ini after putting it in the C:\ folder. I did see some other .backup but I don't know if those have anything to do with it not booting up to Windows normally. Next I booted up to the Kaspersky Rescue Disk and ran a scan after updating the definitions. The scan results came up clean. The good news is I can still see the stuff I have on my laptop from the Kaspersky Rescue Disk or any Linux Live CD. At this point I do not know what to try next without losing the stuff I already have on the harddrive? I mean I am going to put what I want to keep on a external harddrive just in case if it does come down to reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition.



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#2 AngryRaisin

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

Your repair using the windows xp sp2 most likely copied old driver files to the computer...

easy way out is backup your files and reinstall...

hard way out is slipstream sp3 into your xp disc and try a repair install again... I would not advise this because of all the fixes you have already done.

Edited by AngryRaisin, 03 December 2013 - 07:23 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:28 PM

I backed up my data and tried everything in the book. I got rid of the STOP: 0x000007B screen and now it reboots after the Windows loading screen stays up for a little bit. I still can't get into Safe Mode at all. Any suggestions? I just want to try everything I can before doing a format and reinstall!



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:57 PM

Make an updated xp disc with sp3 slipstreamed (You would need a working computer to do this)... and then do the repair install with the new updated disc.

http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd

AGAIN... I do not recommend this due to all the fixes you have done.

On the other hand you probably would want to make the updated disc anyway to save you the trouble of installing sp3 after your clean install and trying the repair install with the updated disc would only use up some time like an hour or two. Your choice. I would stay away from the customization settings and make a just a updated xp home disc.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 03:45 AM

I was using the Operating System CD that came with my laptop but I never looked at the bottom of the disc to see if it needed cleaning. I ripped it and burned it to a CD-R. It made a big difference. I formatted and did a clean install using that disc. lol :)


Edited by firestormerc, 05 December 2013 - 01:25 PM.





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