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Error 0x0000007b when trying to swap hard drive from laptop

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#1 marko_empire


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 07:53 PM

I recently acquired a new laptop and I wanted to switch my hard drive from my old laptop to my new laptop. I receive the 0x0000007b blue screen while the Windows logo appears. I already tried to fix the bootrec in recovery environment but it still does not help. When I switch the hard drive back, it needs to be reverse engineered and it is back to normal. My bios doesn't have SATA options.

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#2 mightywiz


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:22 PM

you can't just pull a hard drive from one system to another.  board drivers are different between the 2 and cpu id's are different.  either one of these can stop a system from booting.   but the first one will cause you blue screen problems.

#3 DavisMcCarn


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 01:12 PM

Most notably and historically, if the hard disk controller changes, the stop 0x0000007b occurs.

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