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Windows 7: BSOD error 0x7B after changing motherboard

24 Aug 2016   #1

Windows 7 64bit
BSOD error 0x7B after changing motherboard

Hi guys ,

So last saturday I received my new motherboard ASROCK ep2c602-4l/d16 with 2 Intel Xeon e5 2670 CPUs and 16Gb of RAM ....

I initially have an ASUS P6T motherboard with an i7 QuadCore CPU and 10Gb of RAM ....

I moved everything to the new devices and since I have hundreds of 2D, 3D, music...etc... programs and plugins and add-ons and preferences installed on my initial computer , a fresh install of Windows is "not an option" ...

So after moving my GPU card, audio card and HDD , I got a nice blue screen .... I tried a lot of tutorials found on google (from my laptop) until yesterday....

Yesterday night, I managed to get my Windows 7 to work again on my old ASUS P6T mobo ....
So I plugged my HDD back to the new ASROCK and got the USBSTOR.sys error screen ... so I renamed the file to USBSTOR.sys.old (with a mini xp live CD) and managed to access the Safe Mode of Windows 7 from the new ASROCK mobo...

I then installed all the drivers except for USB Mass Storage (I guess it's due to the USBSTOR.sys missing) and the SAS Controller...I dont know why this one wont install properly ...

All the other drivers installed correctly in Safe Mode ....

So I restarted in order to boot Windows 7 in normal mode .... but right after the Windows logo , I get the 0x7B BSOD again ... And it seems like now I can't even go back to Safe Mode either...

I would like to know what to do exactly (except for a fresh install of course) ?
I think I can get Windows 7 to work again on my old ASUS mobo , but this is not the target...

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24 Aug 2016   #2

Windows 10 Pro

I would suggest to try following this tutorial, it covers all possible causes that are most occuring for a 0x7B.
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24 Aug 2016   #3

Windows 7 64bit

So I have checked the tutorial and it is most likely a driver issue .... so the solution might be the #4 of the tutorial.... but my problem is that I get the BSOD in both normal and safe mode , so I can not perform the start msconfig dos command that is required....

The only thing I can think about , is to put my HDD back to my previous mobo .... do what's necessary to boot on my old mobo and then I will do the start msconfig command and follow the tutorial and then , I will put the HDD back to the new mobo , install the drivers with Paragon Adaptative Restore and try to start windows normally....................and pray.

The second idea I have is to rename the drivers folder (in c windows system32) and create a new and empty one.....

Use Paragon Adaptative Restore to install drivers from both my new mobo driver CD and the renamed drivers folder so that it will install ONLY the required drivers and I will not have the driver files from my old devices ....
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