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 07-17-2007, 08:40 PM #1 Beta Member   Join Date: Jul 2007 Posts: 3 Huge computer problem, cant even start at all Basically it goes to the Windows loading screen, loads, then restarts. I can't get into safe mode / anything. I tried to boot from the Windows CD and I get the bluescreen with an error STOP : 0x0000007 or something along those lines. My goal being to reformat. Stop: 0x0000007b (0xF7c7a524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x0000000) is the exact error at the BSOD. So it seems I have two problems? I also tested the RAM, it's good. The power supply is also good. its a Asus motherboard intel pentium 4 processor gforce 6200 pci-e 1024 ddr2 ram __________________ __________________
 07-17-2007, 11:38 PM #2 Daemon Poster     Join Date: Dec 2005 Posts: 585 Re: Huge computer problem, cant even start at all try a gParted live CD to reformat gparted.sourceforge.net __________________ __________________ i5 750@3.8GHz [24/7] \\ 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws \\ 640GB WD Black + External Storage \\ HD5770 \\ Win7 x64 \\all housed in a neat little P180 mini.
 07-17-2007, 11:57 PM #3 Golden Master     Join Date: Mar 2007 Posts: 5,410 Re: Huge computer problem, cant even start at all Also try getting a live disk of Ubuntu, that you can boot off, then reformat your disk through the installer. __________________
07-18-2007, 12:12 AM   #4
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Re: Huge computer problem, cant even start at all

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 Originally Posted by pevsfreedom2 Stop: 0x0000007b (0xF7c7a524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x0000000) ......
It may be a:
• boot sector virus (not so common these days but still around)

Can you try another drive and cable? Did you have a virus? and it is the reason for formatting?

Microsoft on Stop: 0x0000007b
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 07-18-2007, 04:57 PM #5 Beta Member   Join Date: Jul 2007 Posts: 3 Re: Huge computer problem, cant even start at all Thanks for the help so far, I tried out a few other things yesterday: I tried a old HD in the computer and it booted up fine, so I guess HD is my main problem. But when I tried to boot off of Windows CD so I could install on the old HD, I still got the error. I'm pretty sure my cables are good and it's a stable drive. __________________
07-19-2007, 02:14 AM   #6
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I'd check all the cables, HDD, ROM and power, because when you say
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 But when I tried to boot off of Windows CD so I could install on the old HD, I still got the error.
I would suspect you'll find the problem there. How do you have the drives set up, as in which drive is on which ide cable.
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 07-19-2007, 02:21 AM #7 Fully Optimized     Join Date: May 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,605 Re: Huge computer problem, cant even start at all This seems to be your particular issue right here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316401/ Make sure that the jumpers are set correctly, and if possible, put the hard drive on its own IDE cable. __________________
 07-19-2007, 08:57 AM #8 Golden Master   Join Date: Mar 2005 Posts: 13,091 Re: Huge computer problem, cant even start at all Looks like your HDD is dying. Run The diagnostics if you can. __________________
 07-19-2007, 09:50 PM #9 Beta Member   Join Date: Jul 2007 Posts: 3 Re: Huge computer problem, cant even start at all So far the HDD/RAM/POWER SUPPLY are all confirmed to be good. The new HDD that is, the old one is 100% dead. __________________ __________________