Windows xp would not start one morning not even in safe mode. I eventually tried a repair install which seemed to go ok but on rebooting I got the 0x0000007e error code plus some other figures. I can't get any further than that. I have been able to connect the hard drive to my laptop to rescue pics and other files. My xp disc is an upgrade, I don't know if that makes a difference. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for responding so quickly but I can't find where Installing Devices appears. When during the repair install files are copied over and then the pc reboots. The windows xp screen appears with the small horizontal progress indicator below and about 3 seconds later the blue screen withe the error code appears.
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down etc Technical Information: Stop: 0X0000007E (0X0000005,0XF6F5A4D0,0XF7A15FE8,0XF7A15CE8) I ran chkdsk /r but the system stopped at the same point with the same code.
I tried repairing the boot sector but it made no obvious difference. If it is a dodgy driver it must be one of the first ones to be loaded. Is there a particular order in which they are loaded and which ones go first.Alternatively if it is going to be tough and probably time consuming trying to find the culprit would it be better installing a fresh copy of xp without repairing.
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