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BSOD incorrect registry changes

By BillAllen55
Sep 4, 2012
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  1. I made incorrect changes to my XP system. These are the errors messages I'm getting when encountering the BSOD screen:
    stop 0x0000007e
    0xc0000005
    0xF748e0bf
    0xf78da208
    0xf78d9f08

    PCI.SYS
    Address f748e0bf
    Base f7487000

    I've attempted to format the HD which was unsuccessful. I have the Windows CD install disk but at a stand still as I can't get the repair screen to come up with loading the CD

    Any one with thoughts on my issue?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "I made incorrect changes to my XP system"...What incorrect changes did you make? Did you change a bios setting?
     
  3. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 368

    Thank you for your response. The specific incorrect changes are now irrelevant. I did a complete format of the machine - then reinstalled my XP version of windows. I installed XP OS with a slip streamed service pack 3. I slip streamed service pack 3 with the installation of XP because my computer required it. I believe this was due to the machine being new enough that it did not recognize the 10 year plus old XP and needed the service pack to make it comfortable installing the old OS. Now the issue I'm having using the Windows update scan, is that I'm unable to update the OS. I went to the OS services and found that Windows update service is missing. I'm wondering if service pack 2 must be installed prior to service pack 3? I used this same install technique three years ago with this same machine and it worked fine with all updates. Can you give me suggestions as to how to go about resolving this issue. BTW I've been to many of the Microsoft help pages, running the "fix it for me' options without any joy.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The Service Packs are backwards compatible, So your slipstreamed Windows XP Service Pack 3 should work fine. Will XP Activate?
     
  5. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 368

    XP is activated yes.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  7. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 368

    I'm assuming when the article talks about creating a batch file, this is asking me to copy and paste the list into a notepad and use .bat extension designation? Once created I will click on this batch file is that the idea?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Have you tried the "fix it" wizard? It is an automatic registry editor...
     
  9. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 368

    Yes I've tried every fix it wizard recommended by Microsoft for update issues with no joy. As a side note last night when hitting the shut down key I received a notice that I was not to turn off the system prior to updates that were being installed. From all appearances it update 'one' update. That seems rather strange under the circumstances. What do you make of this?
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I have only seen this behavior with virus infected computers, or computers with "illegal" Windows installs...
     
  11. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 368

    So without leaving you in suspense I will tell you this morning, windows update updated and installed successfully 125 updates! Can you tell me why this may have happened when for all intents and purposes the update option was not working? Anyway I'm happy this has been resolved and I thank you for your fine assistance.
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Well, who knows... I'm glad it is working now. Good luck :)
     

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