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dodge485

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Whenever I try to boot my PC (Windows XP Pro) it will not allow windows to start at all. I get a blue screen with the following error code:

STOP: 0x0000007B, (0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

If it helps before this occurred, I was attempting to boot the computer in safe mode and it would not allow me to do so from the boot menu. I accessed msconfig and attempted to use that to restart in safe mode and since I am unable to access windows at all.

I do have the windows install cd that came with the computer but would prefer not to reformat unless absolutely necessary.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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dodge485

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Update: I read the how to troubleshoot blue screen errors page from Microsoft. Since I have no access to Windows it appears that my only option is to try to boot from a disk.

I attempted to boot from the system disk and repair my current installation of Windows. However when I do that it gets to the point where it reboots my computer then it tells me that Windows setup cannot run in safe mode and needs to restart.

If I use f8 to try to boot in anything other than safe mode, it will attempt to boot for a few seconds then go to a blue screen saying "Windows XP will restart now" and the cycle repeats itself
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Hi dodge485...welcome to Geeks To Go... :)
go here..download the following file: rc.iso....
be sure the bios is set to boot from the cd drive first...

if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files go here and get burncdcc ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program...

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start by clicking on BurnCDCC.exe
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its rc.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start

make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....

boot from the rc.iso cd....


try the steps below one at a time and only try the next step if you still can't boot normally...there is no need to do all the steps...just do them until you can boot up

boot from the cd...
then type fixmbr press enter...reboot
no joy ....boot from the cd again...
type in fixboot press enter...reboot
nojoy...boot from the cd again...

Type in bootcfg /scan and press Enter

if it says total identified window installs: 1

Type in bootcfg /rebuild and press Enter...

It will identify your XP installation...type Y once you see this prompt.

You will be prompted to enter the load identifier...type in Microsoft XP Home Edition or Microsoft XP Professional depending on whichever version you have...press enter

You will be prompted to enter the load options...type in /fastdetect and press Enter

Type in exit and press Enter

remove the cd and Reboot


for the future...never use the safeboot option in the boot.ini tab in msconfig...as it has been know to create the booting loop that you are experiencing now...if you are unable to boot in safe mode use either sfc /scannow or repair windows to fix it
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