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BSOD 0x0000007B

By ale
May 5, 2010
  1. At some point my computer froze, when I restarted it I received the choice to start in safe mode:
    "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
    .
    .
    .
    Safe Mode
    Safe Mode with Networking
    Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Last Known Good Configuration (...)

    Start Windows Normally"

    No matter which option I choose, I will receive a blue screen of death only displayed for a fraction of a second and then it restarts displaying the same safe mode message.

    I noticed the error message in the bottom reading 0x0000007B.

    I read on a forum that it should help to boot from my original XP cd, but when I tried, it reported that there was no hard drive connected to my computer.

    Any ideas?

    I might add that I was trying to load a game in the game Civilizations 4 when my computer froze at first, if it should have any thing to say.

    Spec:
    Lenovo T61s
    Intel 1.4 GHz Duo core
    2 GB RAM
    105 GB hard drive(as far as I remember)
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Those T61s are really nice laptops. Here is your error code with definition:

    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.

    Are you still under warrenty?

    This thread might cast a little more light on the issue: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109066.html
     
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