As I remember the 7B stop error is a failure of the system to communicate
with the HDD.
Either it is corrupted or defective, bad I/O controller, etc.
I have had to format to overcome that, but there may be another solution, I
just don't know what it is.
search for 'stop error' at http://www.aumha.org/kb.htm
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"clarkgable" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I am dual booting xp prof with vista ultimate, and have been using vista as
> my primary os for the last 7 months or so.
> I did an vista update last week, and on restarting the pc, vista wouldn't
> boot. i then logged onto xp to make sure my pc was fine, and it was just
> vista playing up. i then decided to use the vista dvd to attempt system
> repair. system repair failed, and came up with the following:
> Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
> Last successful boot time: 6/7/2007 4:57:18 PM (GMT)
> Number of repair attempts: 7
> Session details
> System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
> Windows directory = C:\Windows
> AutoChk Run = 0
> Number of root causes = 1
> Root cause found:
> A patch is preventing the system from starting.
> The fact that a patch was preventing the system from starting made me
> that if i attempted system restore, i'll be able to go back to it was
> the update. unfortunately, i have subsequently learnt that logging into xp
> wiped away any system restore information that i had!
> i was able to get some stop information on the BSOD as well, with the
> STOP: 0x0000007B (0x83006BA0, 0xC0000034, 0X00000000, 0x00000000)
> i have tried all the safe mode options, and it gives me the same problem.
> the last update i did was for a realtek lan card, which might be the
> patch. since then i have removed the card, and even installed a new
> motherboard, as i was having problems with the other one. i have a
> i could do a re-install, i have the dvd, but it is a nuisance that i would
> rather avoid if anyway possible.
> so the question i have is, has anyone fixed this problem without having to
> reinstall, and also is there anything i can do to fix it from inside xp?
> Thanks in advance (and sorry for the long post)