Error on Windows XP Installation

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Hello! I was trying to install Windows XP on my computer and in the middle of the process of installation I got this error: Stop error 0x0000007B. Could this problem be related virus? Thanks!

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Error on Windows XP Installation

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Hi Christine, 
 
You may receive a "Stop 0x0000007B" maybe because of Device Driver Issues. A device driver that the computer boot controller needs is not configured to start during the startup process. 
  1. restart your computer / laptop.
  2. On start up, Press f2 to enter BIOS
  3. Expand the "Drives" Section
  4. Go to "SATA Operation" 
  5. Change this from "RAID Auto/AHCI" to "RAID Auto/ATA"
 
Hope it could help.
Thank you
 
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Answered By 0 points N/A #154317

Error on Windows XP Installation

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Hello Dear,
Thanks that you have shared your problem with us.
Dear it seems that you windows cd has a corrupted file in it.
When that file should in use during installation it shows this error to you.
I suggest you to change your cd of windows.
And one more major reason of this problem is bad sector on your hard disk.
Kindly when it requires to format you hard disk. Choose NTFS file system to format.
I hope it will help you.
Thanks
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Error on Windows XP Installation

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If you are installing Microsoft Windows XP, it is not possible to get this error from a virus infection because there is no working operating system yet. For a virus to create damage, there should be a working platform where it can launch and propagate itself and since you are in the process of putting up the operating system, there is no way a virus can do it.

Also, error “0x0000007B” is technically related to the access of the operating system to the system partition or system drive during startup which can only happen on a fully operational operating system. This error code is displayed when you encounter BSOD or blue screen of death. The full error reads “STOP: 0x0000007B” which appears in BSOD.

This code means Microsoft Windows has lost access or cannot access the system partition during startup. The system partition is the partition or drive where Windows is installed usually drive C. Aside from the “0x0000007B” code, you may also see “INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE” on the blue screen error. If you encounter this error, the first thing you should do is restart your computer because the error is probably just a glitch.

If the error appears again, restart your computer using the “Last Known Good Configuration” setting. Restart your computer then press F8 before the Windows logo appears right after the BIOS POST screen. In “Advanced Options Menu”, select “Last Known Good Configuration” then press Enter twice to boot your system with this setting. See if this fixes the problem. Also, make sure your hard drive is installed properly.

Check the cables connected at the back of your hard drive inside the CPU. Try disconnecting the ribbon cable and the power cable and then connect them back. But before doing this make sure your computer is turned off and unplugged from the power outlet.

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