Blue Screen: 0x0000007B

By ParisYankee
Jun 19, 2008
  1. I tried to run the Disk Cleanup accessory to free up some HD space; and then started having a few odd things happening with my computer. It would crash when I ran the accessory, and it gives me this error code:

    ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78E4524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

    I also now get warning notices from McAfee Security Center that there is a PUP or PRC on my computer. Neither sounds like a good thing.

    I'd like to try to reformat the drive; though I'm not really sure how to do that. I tried booting with the OS CD (XP Professional Media Center); but it crashes with the same error code as above when it gets to the "starting windows" stage.

    Any tips?
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    0x7B errors are typically caused installing incorrect device drivers when installing or upgrading storage adapter hardware, or a virus.

    There are a lot better security solutions thasn McAfee but it is warning you that you are infected. I strongly suggest going to TechSpot's Security and the Web forum and read the stickies. Then follow the advice. if you are still having issues post them.
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