Blue screen during start up

By brando_09
Sep 1, 2008
  1. Hi all,

    When I'm starting up my other computer, blue screen comes up with an error message (a series of numbers) telling me to scan for viruses and run a DSKCHK /f.
    But I cant do anything, theres no power going to my mouse or keyboard. Prior to this, everything was working fine, I was defragging the computer and deleting some programs. I'm guessing that had sumthing to do with it. Is my hard drive dead? Its a Dell 4600, running XP. If you need more info, please ask. Whut can I do to try and fix this?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. InsaneVr6

    InsaneVr6 TS Enthusiast Posts: 221

    Are you able to boot into the BIOS?
  3. brando_09

    brando_09 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I can get into the Setup and Boot menu. How would I access BIOS? Also, its a 0x0000007B error. So I'm looking into that atm.
  4. brando_09

    brando_09 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry, Setup is the BIOS. So yeah I can boot into it.
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    As per -- 0x0000007B: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    Windows lost access to the system partition or boot volume during the startup process. Typical causes: Installing incorrect device drivers when installing or upgrading storage adapter hardware, or a virus.
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