Originally Posted by Archangel112
First of all thanks for all the replies, Secondly I've been trying to fix it for ages so I now have no OS installed on my comp when I try to boot from windows boot CD it gets to the part were at the bottom it says "Setup is Starting Windows" and then goes blue and gives me a stop message it says something like this 0x000007b , Im all outta ideas guys.
did you totally not read my post.......
Originally Posted by LambOfGod
it is most likely a STOP error
like was said before me there are many causes, i suggest you write down the complete error message
and then look for it here.
It will tell you what is causing it and how to fix it.
OK man i will even save you the trouble of clicking the link.
A problem occurred during the initialization of the I/O system; often the startup device or the file system. Windows XP lost access to the system volume or boot volume during the startup process.
Initialisation of the I/O system failed (usually the boot device or the file system). Indicates that Windows lost access to the system volume or boot volume during the startup process. This error always occurs while the system is starting and is often caused by one of the following: Hardware problems; Corrupted or incompatible storage drivers; File system problems; Boot sector viruses; Outdated firmware. During I/O system initialisation, this error can occur when the controller or driver for the startup device (typically the hard disk) failed to initialise the necessary hardware; The file system initialisation failed because the system did not recognise the data on the boot device.