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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 6 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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Problem still exists. I disabled the video driver, that didn't help.
I uninstalled my anti-virus program, that didn't help.
Today I'm sending a message to Roll Back to see if they have
any ideas. It's obvious that the usual fixes won't work on this problem.
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Just for giggles try the below:

Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.


If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK


Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!


Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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Ran sfc /scannow
It found no errors
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Go to

Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Reboot after your done running chkdsk /r...
then Go to Start...Run and type: eventvwr.msc press Enter
When Event Viewer opens, click on Applications... then scroll down to Winlogon and double-click on it. This is the log created after running Checkdisk...copy and paste the log back here


We will advise after studying the log.
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Well, I have a bigger problem now. Trying to reboot I now get a blue screen:
OX0000007B (oxf7802524, oxc0000034, ox00000000, ox00000000)
Wonder if that means anything to anybody. It says to run chkdsk which I have
done several times. I tried my XP installation disk to see if I could use repair.
It loaded the things it loads, then said starting Windows and then the same blue
screen came up again.

This is fairly new HP compuater that came with Windows 7 Home Premium installed.
I don't like 7 so I wiped it out and installed XP. Wonder if that voided my warranty?
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0x0000007B: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
Windows lost access to the system partition or boot volume during the startup process. Typical causes: Installing incorrect device drivers when installing or upgrading storage adapter hardware, or a virus.



Most likely caused by XP since it is older and most likely doesn't have the right drivers for the system.
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We can forget about the black "Please Wait" screen

Luckily I made a set of Win7 recovery disks and am now
using them on the HP. I'll run Win7 for a while. When
I get in the mood again I'll install XP as dual boot.

Sure appreciate all the help suggestions. Though nothing
worked. Thanks
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I honestly believe the issue is not the right drivers for XP with the new system.
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