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XP Blue Screen on Startup

By PJB65
Jan 9, 2010
  1. Hi there

    I recently tried (unsuccessfully) to start in Safe Mode by hitting F8 on startup ans now when I try to start I get the Blue Screen with the following reference.

    ***STOP: 0x0000007B (OxF792E524, OxC0000034,0x0000000, 0x0000000)

    That is the screen that comes up on start before I can access anything (other than F10 to go into setup.

    I have run the diagnostic on the HD and it is fine...

    Any help would be massively appreciated

    Thanks in advance
    Paul!
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,975   +71

    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.

    It seems a virus scan is in order here as a good diagnostic step. Can you slave this harddrive in another system and run scans?
     
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