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Windows 7: Can't boot to Windows, having some major issues.

28 Oct 2010   #11
ERrorMACro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Sorry to keep bumping this, but I've just tried swapping hard drives between my "broken" and working PC's with both expected and unexpected results. I did expect the "broken" drive to not work on this PC. What I didn't expect was for the working hard drive to NOT work on the "broken" PC.

On the first boot of working HDD in "broken" PC it bluescreened after the initial loading screen then restarted. I was able to get into BIOS setup after the restart to ensure that the new drive was the one detected in the boot sequence, and it was. Subsequent attempts to boot/ start safe mode ended in bluescreen restarts as well. Does this mean that my problem is beyond the HDD? Or does it mean that there is a problem somewhere in the BIOS or some such trying to put a XP Home 32bit HDD in a Win 7 Home 64bit machine?


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28 Oct 2010   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Is it a Stop 7b bsod?

If you transferred an HD with XP installed to different hardware - it is unlikely to boot.
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28 Oct 2010   #13
ERrorMACro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Is it a Stop 7b bsod?

If you transferred an HD with XP installed to different hardware - it is unlikely to boot.

Honestly I couldn't say for sure. It flashes very quickly and restarts the system.
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01 Nov 2010   #14
wilywombat

win7
 
 

From another site:-

Stop 0x0000007B or INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

The Stop 0x7B message indicates that Windows XP has lost access to the system partition or boot volume during the startup process. Installing incorrect device drivers when installing or upgrading storage adapter hardware typically causes stop 0x7B errors. Stop 0x7B errors could also indicate possible virus infection.

The second parameter is very important because it can indicate whether the 0x7B Stop message was caused by file system issues or problems with storage hardware and drivers. Values of 0xC000034 or 0xC000000E typically indicate:

• Disks or storage controllers that are failing, defective, or improperly configured.

• Storage-related drivers or programs (tape management software for example) that are not fully compatible with Windows XP Professional.
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