Blue Screen: Stop Error: 0x07A

By Drudoc
Apr 22, 2006
  1. Where to begin.

    Getting a blue screen after a fresh install of Windows XP Pro. Usually happens when I am transferring data to my secondary drive, or installing programs, esepcially games. The blue screen specifically reads:


    STOP: 0x0000007A (0xC05D2D18, 0x000000E, 0xBA5A3E70, 0x31F02860)

    NTFS.sys - Address BA5A3E70 base at BA54E000, datestamp 41107eea


    I have done a mem test, and everything checks out ok.

    I have taken memory of the same size out of another computer, put it in mine, same results. Blue screen.

    I have latest drivers for my video card, sound card, and BIOS.

    ASUS A8V-MX 939S
    AMD Athlon 3700+ 2.2 Ghz
    2 Gb memory
    160 Gb Sata (master), 120 Gb IDE
    GeForce 6600 GT
    Soundblaster Audigy

    All components I purchased in January. I searched this site for help, but could not find any, so I am posting as a last resort. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. connerwayne

    connerwayne TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Disable Virtual Memory?

    Try disabling your page fiel by going to <start> <control panel> <system> <advanced> <performance> <advanced> <virtual memory> then just set each drive to no page file. When it reboots, I think it automatically reconfigures the PF, but if you run a defrag after you reboot, iver heard that it wipes it clean.... just a theory though.

    I used this method to remove a Bugcode_USB_Driver error, but i didnt run a defrag.

    Good Luck!

  3. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Stop 0x0000007A or KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR

    A 07A indicates that a paging (virtual memory) file could not be found or read into memory. This might be due to incompatible disk or controller drivers, firmware, or hardware.

    Review the second parameter I/O status code to determine possible cause.
    Some common status codes are:

    • 0xC000009A, or STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES, indicates a lack of nonpaged pool resources.

    • 0xC000009C, or STATUS_DEVICE_DATA_ERROR, indicates bad blocks (sectors) on the hard disk.

    • 0xC000009D, or STATUS_DEVICE_NOT_CONNECTED, indicates defective or loose data or power cables, a problem with SCSI termination, or improper controller or disk configuration.

    • 0xC000016A, or STATUS_DISK_OPERATION_FAILED, indicates bad blocks (sectors) on the hard disk.

    • 0xC0000185, or STATUS_IO_DEVICE_ERROR, indicates improper termination, defective storage controller hardware, or defective disk cabling, or two devices attempting to use the same resources.

    I don't see the exact secondary code of yours 0xC05D2D18, but I'm sure you are having some HDD problems or disk controller errors. Try updating the mobo drivers for your SCSI.

    Does it crash when you are gaming?

    Cheers. Maybe a mod will move this post to Storage and Networking an d you'll prob get better/more hits.
  4. Drudoc

    Drudoc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No. It has never crashed while actually gaming, and thanks for the replies.
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