My computer gets BSODs after I tried to repair install

By Nolat · 7 replies
Jul 26, 2008
  1. I tried repair installing after my computer wouldn't detect my network interface card. Not the smartest move apparently, as now when I try to get into windows it just BSOD's with this error message:

    0x0000007e (0x00000005, 0x00000000, 0xf78A2c0c0, 0xf78a1dbc)

    I tried googling the message, but I can't find any information on this situation.

    My computer was running fine before the repair installation, but now it's broked.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    You receive a “Stop 0x0000007E” error message after you upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3 on a non-Intel-processor-based computer

    Update for Windows XP (KB953356)
    Install this update before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 to prevent an issue in which your computer may restart continuously after you upgrade to SP3 on systems with non-Intel processors. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
  3. Nolat

    Nolat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How would I install it if I can't get past the BSOD?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Start your computer
    Press F8 function key (before the Windows loading screen)
    Select your operating system (if prompted)
    Select Last Known Good Configuration that worked
    Apply the patch inside Windows

    If this does not work
    select Safe Mode (from the startup menu again)
    Inside Windows Safe Mode
    Go to Start->Run->devmgmt.msc
    Click on the + sign next to Processors
    Right click on your Processor(s) expanded
    Select uninstall
  5. Nolat

    Nolat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I can't get into safemode or use 'last known configuration' either.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  7. Nolat

    Nolat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did the repair install. After I did it, my computer got BSODs.
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I think you're best downloading The Ultimate Boot CD, backing up all your files, and re-installing clean (not upgrade or repair)
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