WinXP Home Setup Error Insanity 0x0000007E


G

giordano1000

Hello!

Today I came home and booted up my laptop and Windows XP Home Edition
wouldn't start. Right after the windows logo came up I got a blue
screen with a stop error on it. No specific files or drivers were
given, just that there was a problem and windows couldn't continue.
The number it gave was 0X0000007E.

So, I rebooted and it just kept going back to that. Eventually I put
in my Windows XP installation CD in. It gets started but then as it's
about to get to work the same error screen comes up.

I tried that for a while but the error kept happening. I tried
rebooting without the installation disk... And then I got the simple
message, "can't find any operating system" or something along those
lines. Then nothing.

So if I use the CD, the error message comes up. If I don't, there's no
operating system. Any ideas?

Soooo, does anyone know WTF I should do at this point? To my
knowledge, I did everything as I should so far. Any clues?

Thanks a million!
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

"Operating System Not Found" Error Message When You Start the Computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321626&Product=winxp

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Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

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| Hello!
|
| Today I came home and booted up my laptop and Windows XP Home Edition
| wouldn't start. Right after the windows logo came up I got a blue
| screen with a stop error on it. No specific files or drivers were
| given, just that there was a problem and windows couldn't continue.
| The number it gave was 0X0000007E.
|
| So, I rebooted and it just kept going back to that. Eventually I put
| in my Windows XP installation CD in. It gets started but then as it's
| about to get to work the same error screen comes up.
|
| I tried that for a while but the error kept happening. I tried
| rebooting without the installation disk... And then I got the simple
| message, "can't find any operating system" or something along those
| lines. Then nothing.
|
| So if I use the CD, the error message comes up. If I don't, there's no
| operating system. Any ideas?
|
| Soooo, does anyone know WTF I should do at this point? To my
| knowledge, I did everything as I should so far. Any clues?
|
| Thanks a million!
 

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