Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:36 PM
Ok. Hopefully I give a complete explanation of the problem. If not, feel free to ask questions.
I was given a computer from my friend to debug. She said that her husband opened up an e-mail and downloaded a virus. Form then, they couldn't get into their XP pro.
It was receiving the BSOD with a "stop 0x0000007b" error message.
I wasn't able to get into Windows Pro without this message popping up during the initiallizing stage (with the windows logo and scrolling dots on bottom). I tried to install home on another partition, but the BSOD pops up during the initial setup stage.
I then formatted the HD using a wiping device on the UBCD. Trying to install again, got me nowhere. I then flashed the BIOS (I think I know how to do this, although, this was the first time), and formatted the HD and still have the BSOD.
Any other advice to be given. I assume, from my research, it's a bad sector or a boot sector virus. But, I can't do nothing to fix it.
Help! Also, it there anyway to check and confirm that it isn't a hardware issue.