by   February 16 2011   
0x0000007B (0xF7A40528,0xC0000034, .. Gateway MX7120 Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart

Blue Screen System Halt: 0x0000007B

BLUE SCREEN MESSAGE:

0x0000007B (0xF7A40528,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)


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Check for viruses on your computer.
Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers.
Check your hard drive to make sureit is properly configured and terminated.
Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
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Tell you the truth this one is difficult to handle.
Look near the bottom for resource links and read up a bit.
Then you'll be on the same page. Be sure to try some of the suggestions.

The Claim of a failed or failing hard drive is good because when you run chkdsk /r it will find a few or more than a few but not report how many sectors are bad.

Drives can not have more than a specific percentage amount of bad sectors before it starts causing major issues.

The best thing to do is start backing up from this failed drive.
So how do you do that?

Install XP again to a different folder than the current c:\windows if you have saved all your document files in admin user.
If not you risk losing your My Documents folder.

I've seen when you use your computer as a user all the data is saved just fine but that's not always the case.

When you install windows into a different folder example C:\windows.0 you will not touch the other folder.

This way you can also scan your drive after reinstalling your Antivirus software to find out if it was a boot virus or your drive is really failing.
But before you go doing other things get your data on an external drive as your backup.

More to come as I piece apart this Gateway MX7120 .
It's most likely a boot sector virus which the only way to kill that is a /f mbr. But only time will tell here.


Resource Links:
Recovery Console Commands:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

FYI Only:

How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/EN-US

How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265/EN-US
(put that up for those that missed my post on /f )

None of the following had any positive results for this computer.

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

Advanced troubleshooting for "Stop 0x0000007B" errors in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B307545
(The above is really not what you can do on OEM computers. Retail versions of Microsoft maybe but most OEM's don't ship computers setup to recover files in this method. )

 

 

 

0x0000007B (0xF7A40528,0xC0000034, .. Gateway MX7120 Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart