I am experiencing similar problem to Tommy. I can boot my Vista HP(home
premium) OEM 64bit with a single 2Gig memory stick, but when I add a second
stick, I boot to the scrolling green bar then in 10-15 seconds I get the Blue
screen of death with a 0x0000007e error. My post shows the correct amount of
ram and all but Vista 64bit will not boot. I found a Hotfix item that may
help but I don't know where to download it from. Of course OEM software does
not come with support and I dont want to shell out $60 and not fix my
The hot fix can be seen here. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941021
Here is what I do know.
Tried to load Vista Ultamite but 32bit with my full compliment of 4 sticks
of 2Gig each and it loaded and ran but 32 bit and of course it only sees
3-4Gig I want all 8 that is why I got 64bit Vista HP. I can load 64 bit with
one 2 gig stick. My MB XFX 680i LT manufacture told me it is a memory timing
issue and I should relax them from the mfg spec. However they did not tell
me how to do it. I know its in the BIOS but I dont know which way to change
the numbers. I dont want the hit and miss and countless reboots if someone
knows what to do.
"Ted F" wrote:
> The reason why your getting BSOD screens with this issue, is because you
> have 4 GB of memory installed to start with.
> To have a clean install without any BSOD errors, you must first install only
> 2 GB of memory at a time when doing a clean install of Vista. Then once
> windows vista updates completely though windows update, to can then add the
> other 2 GB of memory.
> A MS patch fix must be installed to use over 2 GB of memory.
> "LordofDecay" <LordofDecay@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >I have built a new PC for Vista. Specs are as follows:
> > AMD Athlon 64x2 6400+
> > 4GB PC2-6400 (800Mhz)
> > ASUS Crosshair
> > Evga 8800GTS 512(G92)
> > Seagate 250GB HD (100GB for Vista)
> > I can boot and load the Vista Home Premium x64 DVD fine. Partition and
> > format the drive then perform the install.
> > On reboot after clean install I get a BSOD then my system reboots. I am
> > unable to obtain the error message due to speed of reboot.
> > None of my hardware is malfunctioning. Have bench tested and error checked
> > my HDD, RAM, CPU and Video card.