Windows STOP error, can't boot

By NH471
Mar 18, 2008
  1. I'm working on a laptop that is continuously restarting after getting a STOP error message, and safe mode doesn't work. Here are the exact parameters:

    0x0000007e (0xc0000005, 0x805549ca, 0xf7b32208, 0xf7b31f08)

    I'm working on this for a family member, and he told me he had just updated Windows when this whole mess began. He said he upgraded to SP3, which isn't out yet as far as I know, then it just started giving this error message.

    I looked up "0x0000007e" on and it didn't list this particular message, and all other similar ones required I be able to log on in safe mode.

    I can access the Windows Recovery Console, but I tried CHKDSK and that didn't help either.

    If I reinstall Windows will I be able to save my old files? They're very important, and losing them would be a tremendous setback. I'm going to continue searching for solutions, but if anyone has any ideas I'd sure appreciate it.
  2. kimsland

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