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STOP 7B during Windows XP Setup


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JiNxX9500

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hello!

I'm trying to do a repair installation of Windows XP, it's been a while since my last one and the computer was recently infected by Vundo (I'm now malware-free thanks to one of the staff here... original thread). I initiate the repair from within Windows, it prepares the install and then reboots the PC as expected. but it gets as far as the Windows XP splash screen (with the animated silver "progress meter") before I get a BSOD with the following STOP error:

00000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I've come to understand that this means "inaccessible boot device". I've never had this problem during a reinstall before, so I was under the impression that it might be a leftover effect of the Vundo trojan (Vundo also disabled my system restore... sneaky little so-and-so).

my hard drive is SATA-connected to the motherboard; could it be simply that my driver was corrupted?

thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out!
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wannabe1

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Hello JiNxX9500...

When Windows repair starts, the first thing it does is remove the current system files...including the SATA/RAID drivers. You should be prompted to press the F6 key to install any special drivers. It's at that point that you can install the SATA drivers that will allow Windows to detect your SATA drive when it boots. The drivers should be on the motherboard disk...or on the Driver cd if your machine is OEM.

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ahh OK... I found the CD for the motherboard and it indeed has the drivers I need. funny that it wants me to create a floppy diskette for installing them. good thing I went and bought a floppy drive to put in this PC.

off to attempt the repair!
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alright, it worked. thanks wannabe1! :)
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Great!

Glad to help... :)
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Changing the Sata Mode in the computer Bios from AHCI to IDE took care of it for me.
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