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'A patch is preventing the system from starting'

  1. #1


    clarkgable Guest

    'A patch is preventing the system from starting'

    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 think
    that if i attempted system restore, i'll be able to go back to it was before
    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 result
    being:
    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 faulty
    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
    4coredual-vsta.

    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)

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  2. #2


    NotMe Guest

    Re: 'A patch is preventing the system from starting'

    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.
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ms795508.aspx
    search for 'stop error' at http://www.aumha.org/kb.htm
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    "clarkgable" <clarkgable@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:03009008-B618-4829-BD81-927D6418F14C@microsoft.com...
    >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
    > think
    > that if i attempted system restore, i'll be able to go back to it was
    > before
    > 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
    > result
    > being:
    > 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
    > faulty
    > 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
    > 4coredual-vsta.
    >
    > 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)




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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