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Failed Installing OS into my Upgraded System


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#1 CasperBoy

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 06:32 AM

Yesterday I bought a CPU built of Core I5 6400 2.70GHz processor, Gigabyte GA-H110M DDR4 motherboard, Corsair 8GB ram, and WD 2TB harddisk. I bought the harddisk from a different computer store today, so I couldn't get the Windows Setup from the stores.

So at home, not much other options left, I tried to install Windows XP from a CD that I had for some time now. After it booted up from DVD-Writer, if finished loading up the cd files and suddenly stopped by a blue screen error containing this error code 0x0000007B.

I searched on net for this error code, found out it could happen due to boot sector virus, or malfunctioned boot drive or lack of proper drivers.

I am seeking help due to this problem. Please Help. Thanks in Advance. :)

[ The CD I am using, is a genuine one and I've used it to install XP to my previous PC. I've tried connecting my old harddisk [which has Xp installed] to my new system, It still results in the same blue screen error. I know the XP is obsolete now, but I'm just trying it before taking it to the professionals. ]


Edited by hamluis, 25 October 2016 - 11:19 AM.
Moved from System Building to XP - Hamluis.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 08:13 AM

You received that error because XP does not have the necessary drivers for your SATA controller on the motherboard. You have a modern motherboard and it may have UEFI. Unless UEFI is disabled XP will not boot as XP 32bit cannot boot from a GPT disk which is required to boot from a UEFI motherboard.

 

Just looking at the specs of the motherboard it says it only supports Windows 7 and later OSs. I suggest you forget XP and wait to install Window 7.  if you want to test the build install a linux distro like Mint or Ubuntu. If you plan on purchasing Windows 8 or Windows 10 you can use the Media Creation Tool Microsoft offers and a generic key until you purchase the license.

 

Edit: These keys will not activate but they will allow you to install the OS until you activate with a purchased key.

 

Windows 8 Media Creation Tool

 

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool


Edited by JohnC_21, 25 October 2016 - 08:30 AM.


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 05:25 AM

Thank you very much for your help. I downloaded the Anniversary update of Windows 10, made my pendrive bootable and was able to give a clean install. :)

Thanks again for taking time to help me and save a few bucks from my pocket.... :)




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