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Windows 7: BSOD error 0x0000007F / Infinite Boot Loop

05 Feb 2018   #1
heldmacm

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
BSOD error 0x0000007F / Infinite Boot Loop

Hello,

Within the past couple days, my PC has stopped booting to Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). It will either freeze on the Windows logo just before the desktop or shown or it will crash as soon as the desktop/cursor appears and gives a BSOD error 0x0000007F. I'm able to boot to safe mode OK, but my options there appear to be pretty limited to resolve this issue. Google suggests that this error code could be hardware-related, and I have recently installed a USB wireless adapter. I've removed the adapter, and this did not solve the problem. I'm not able to remove the CISCO and Realtek drivers that were installed along with it in safe mode. Similarly, I tried to update my GPU driver, but I'm running into issues in safe mode that prevent it from installing due to not being digitally signed. When I try to temporarily disable requiring a digital signature, it immediately boots to Windows (not safe mode), so that won't work.

I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool, but when it was done running, it tried booting to Windows, and I never saw the result of that test. I tried reverting to a recent restore point (prior to the install of the wireless drivers), and that also did not help. At this point, I'm out of ideas, so I'm hoping someone here can help. Thanks in advance!


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06 Feb 2018   #2
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 




BSOD error 0x0000007F / Infinite Boot Loop Diagnostic Test BSOD error 0x0000007F / Infinite Boot Loop
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Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 7 Forums

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MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 complete passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.


Make a photo of the result and post it.

Addition:
If errors show up you can stop the test, remove all sticks but 1 and test this single stick in each slot for 8 passes or until errors show, switch sticks and repeat.
If errors show up and you see them a lot later, no problem, the errors don't affect the test.
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06 Feb 2018   #3
heldmacm

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you for the response. I have MemTest86+ still running, but it's gotten through eight passes without issue. Additionally, I attached a photo of the full BSOD text.

Before I started running the memory test, I noticed this morning that I could no longer boot to safe mode, as Windows was hanging on the file "aswbidsha.sys". I tried a few times, and each time, I got stuck on the file while loading safe mode. I don't know whether I'll be able to load safe mode again after I close the memory test or if it will continue to get stuck there, but o thought it was worth mentioning.

Finally, I opened up my desktop and cleared out a bunch of dust with compressed air (which was overdue). All fans appear to be running fine, but the BIOS is reporting the CPU running in the high 50's/low 60's (C). That seems pretty high to me - especially with the window removed. Similarly, I thought this was also worth mentioning.


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06 Feb 2018   #4
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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06 Feb 2018   #5
heldmacm

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK, so the good news is I got through 15 passes without any errors. I'm not sure what did it, but after repeatedly hanging loading safe mode on the avast file I mentioned above, I was finally able to successfully load safe mode and uninstalled avast. I can now reliably get into regular Windows - thanks! Aside from making backups, any particular software and/or hardware scans you recommend (to rule out as much as possible moving forward) before I forget about this?
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07 Feb 2018   #6
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nope
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