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Odd 7B message with BSOD on a dual boot system


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Gswiss

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Basic config : MB Asus P5Q3 – SATA3 disks – 4GB RAM

Have been running dual boot Windows XP-SP3 and Windows 7 - 32bits for years on this computer I built from scratch.

A few days ago, I got a 7B message in a BSOD when booting under XP. Rebooted several times. Same result with Safe Mode and „Last good configuration“.

On the other hand, no problem at all with Windows 7. Runs like a charm.

Ran antivirus. Found nothing. BurnIn Test shows nothing wrong.

Used the XP Installation CD (with F6 option for the ICH10 drivers). Installation process goes on and when it gets to the end of the loading of files, it displays a BSOD with the 0xc000000e.

Used a cloned system disk, 2 months old: same result with the 7B message in a BSOD!

Any idea what could be wrong?
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xBlueRobot

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Stop 0x7B means inaccessible boot device, an error has occurred during the Windows boot process.

Run some hard-drive diagnostics and follow these steps:

http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

Find your hard-drive manufacturer and run their tests.

Additional Tests:

http://www.seagate.c...ols-dos-master/
http://crystalmark.i...fo/index-e.html

Post a screenshot of Crystal Disk Info summary:

http://www.sevenforu...ven-forums.html

If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:

SSD firmware
BIOS Version
Chipset Drivers
Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.


Check for any file system errors and bad sectors using Option #2 of:

http://www.sevenforu...disk-check.html

Use this command with Disk Check:

chkdsk C: /f /r

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rshaffer61

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Running both the /f and /r is redundant.
Using just the /r command does everything the /f does and more.

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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