I researched " blue screen. stop: 0x0000007b ", this is what Microsoft has to say about it in an Anvanced Troubleshooting article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103
Hope it helps
I have an AMD sempron 2600+ running on MSI VIA K8M800-CE mobo. Initially I had both dvd-rom and HDD with IDE connections. A few months back I had to change DVD-rom and I bought a new sony dvd+/_R 24X SATA drive. Both Dvd drive and hdd were working fine (IDE HDD AND SATA DVD drive). I have 2 XP prof sp2 operating systems in C and F drives. I am using F drive for internet purpose. Recently my avast anti-virus started giving alerts of virus detection. After trying with different anti-virus software I thought of formatting the F drive. I took a backup of all the content, set BIOS first boot to CDROM and inserted xp PROF SP2 CD. It took a long time (about 5 minutes) for it to say 'Windows is starting' and then I got this blue screen. stop: 0x0000007b (0xf79ba524, oxc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). Then I have logged into F drive first and then started xp cd this time when it asked for new installation or repair or exit, I have choosen new installation. After a reboot, during formatting process, it has given this error:
Setup cannot find a CD-ROM drive.
Make sure your CD-ROM is on and properly connected. If it is a SCSI cD-ROM drive, make sure your SCSI devices are properly teminated. See your computer or SCSI adapter documentation for more information. I want to format F drive. What should I do now?
- AMD sempron 2600+
- MSI model ms-7142
- 2x512 ram ddr
- 160 gb seagate hdd
- cpu-z shows that ram is ok
- BIOS boot sequence is cd-rom, hdd, floppy,
- In DVD drive Properties - Hardware tab, Device properties is showing "Device status: This device is working properly".
- I have installed SATA DRIVER G72-VASA052, which was given along with mobo, on both C drive and F drive.
Is it ok to use IDE hdd ALONG WITH SATA DVD DRIVE?
I don't have any technical knowledge on Hardware so please tell me, what I should be doing now, in simple words. Thanks in advance.