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Windows XP BSOD - 0X0000007E

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I'm currently having trouble with a laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 running XP PRO.

The laptop worked fine, one day it was shut down and now it displays a BSOD upon attempting to boot into Windows. It shows the Windows loading screen after the POST for about 2 seconds, then BSODs.

I don't think the specification is really relevant as the laptop has worked from day one fine, until now, but the item is here

BSOD Code - 0x0000007E (0Xc0000005, 0x86501787, 0xF7a2428C, 0xF7A23F88)

It does not specify any drivers etc. Just the usual message "A problem has been detected..."

Safe mode, Last Known Good Configuration etc. Give the same error.

When trying to boot into Recovery Console or perform a Repair Install, the BSOD happens again.

I ran CHKDSK from a miniXP boot CD and that didn't seem to fix anything, although I was able to browse through the files on the drive.

After running CHKDSK the BSOD from Windows CD doesn't happen, but now comes up with an error saying there is no drive attached. I have re-seated and ran diagnostics on the drive and all other hardware and it is fine, but like I said before, I can still see and access the drive from a boot CD.

I've spent a few hours googling the issue which came up with alot of results but it seems people are able to boot from Windows CD etc. Which I can't do. If I add more of the error code to the search, Google comes up with nothing.

I don't really want to format the machine although I can if need be.

Any ideas or help would be great!


Edited by greg-s, 01 September 2010 - 09:18 AM.

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