I have not had a single BSOD on my system running Windows XP Home since 2008...literally.
Today, I uninstalled some software. I uninstalled a PC web camera driver and software and also uninstalled some VIA motherboard update software. I haven't used this software some time and it is not even set to auto-run when Windows starts up.
I also ran the registry cleaner in Piriform's CCleaner before restarting.
Upon restarting, I was greeted with a BSOD Stop error 0x0000007B (0xF789E528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
No other information.
Using the recovery console, I have attempted chkdsk /r and fixboot. No fix. (I have not tried fixmbr)
I also attempted to use system restore through the recovery console. I only have one recent restore date to try, which was made when I uninstalled the VIA update software. I followed the steps provided here () and they did not help me. I still get the BSOD when restarting. Last known good figuration and safe mode also result in the same BSOD.
Asus K8VSE Deluxe Motherboard
AMD 3400+ Processor
Seagate 320mb SATA harddrive
ATI X800 Pro Video
Creative Audigy 2 ZS Audio
She's an older system but that really isn't to blame....there is no hardware issue here...it must be a result of the programs and drivers I uninstalled via add/remove programs, or the registry cleaning process. I have used the registry cleaning process hundreds of times previously and never had a problem, though.
Can anyone help? I'm trying to save this without having to install XP all over again, either by format or by "repair" installation. Thank you.