My laptop doesnt go further than the windows logo and a blue screen that says i should do a chkdsk/f but i dont know how to do that. theres also a tech info 0x0000007b. i tried reinstalling xp home sp2 but it says that my computer does not have a drive
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Re: how to chkdsk/0x0000007b
Go into your BIOS when you first turn on the laptop. Look in there and see if it is seeing the hard drive. If it sees it, then I would suggest try using a boot disk, to format the drive. If you can format the drive, then try installing Windows XP from there and it should do it then. If you BIOS doesn't see it then you'll need physically take the hard drive out of the laptop and reseat it and hope the BIOS sees it. If it doesn't see it then you need to get your hard drive replaced.
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Note: If the STOP 0x0000007B error occurs during the Windows
setup process and you suspect that the reason is driver related, be sure
to install the latest hard drive controller driver from the
manufacturer for use during the installation of the operating system.
Note: This is a likely solution if the second hexadecimal numberafter the STOP code is 0xC0000034.
Change the SATA mode in BIOS to IDE mode. Disabling some of the advanced features of SATA
drives in BIOS could stop the STOP 0x0000007B error from showing up,
especially if you're seeing it in Windows XP or during a Windows XP
Note: Depending on your BIOS make and version, SATA mode may be referred to as AHCI mode and IDE mode may be referred to as either Legacy, ATA, or Compatibility Mode.
Note: While not a common solution, you may also want to try the
reverse - see if IDE mode is selected in BIOS and if so change it to
AHCI, especially if you see the STOP 0x0000007B error in Windows 8,
Windows 7, or Windows Vista.
Replace the hard drive if the diagnostics you complete suggest that there is a hardware problem with the drive.
Run the fixmbr command to create a new master boot record. A corrupted master boot record might be causing your STOP 0x0000007B error.
Note: This will likely be the solution if the second hexadecimal number after the STOP code is 0xC000000E.
Clear the CMOS. Sometimes the STOP 0x0000007B error is caused by a BIOS memory issue. Clearing the CMOS could solve that problem.
Update your BIOS.
In some situations, an outdated BIOS could cause a STOP 0x0000007B
error due to incompatibilities with a hard drive controller.
Update the hard drive controller's firmware if possible. Just as
with the BIOS in the previous step, an incompatibility could be causing
the 0x7B error and a firmware update from the manufacturer may correct the problem.
You can have your T42 working again by doing the following:
1. In the windows didnt start succesfully screen choose to boot in safe mode with command prompt
2. when it starts, enter the command chkdsk (that means check disk)
3. accept all the changes done by running the command above and restart your laptop
4. everything should be OK now
You're getting what's known as the 'blue screen of death' as some may call it. This happens for various reasons, but usually occurs when Windows encounters a conflict with a hardware component in your laptop. When you try to install XP, are you doing so as a secondary operating system (dual OS boot) or are you trying to install it over Windows 7? If you are installing XP over Windows 7, try doing a full format during setup instead of the usual quick setup. This may take some time, possibly requiring you to format the hard drive overnight but it may well solve any 'blue screen' issues you're experiencing.
restart while booting(befor WIN XP appear) press F8 and get in to save mode or Command Promp mode, then type >> chkdsk -f, wait until done and restart. if still, I think you have problem with System or Harddrive, re-install it will be help.
Try booting to the safe mode (F8 at boot) and see if you can log in via the safe mode. If you can't, try booting to your Windows CD, go to recovery console and run CHKDSK /R
If you still can't log in, try running diags see if the hard drive lists a failure.
if no hardware failure found, there and none of those solutions work, then re-installing windows will likely be the final resolution
That is called the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).
try a chkdsk:
Chkdsk Take the Windows XP disk. Boot from it, then DO NOT select F2 (automated system recovery) but continue through the procedure until you get to the point where you can choose between installing Windows XP and entering the Recovery Console. Once you get into the Recovery Console, do chkdsk and fix potential errors on your disks! Type Chkdsk C: /R at the prompt.
Or try a XP repair:
XP repair When you boot with the Win XP install CD-ROM, it loads a minimal operating system, similar to DOS, but compatible with Win XP. At the first screen you select install Win XP (not Recovery Console) and at the next screen it will find that you already have Win XP and offer to attempt a repair. This repair should not touch your Applications or data; it just reinstalls the Windows files. This is great because when it works you don't need to reinstall all your software.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
This is hopefully a possible fix. I have encountered a similar problem with windows xp and vista. the fix I found that will eliviate this problem and a startup-reboot-startup-reboot... If you have your original windows (xp or vista) CD lounch it like you would do to do a system install. As the installation starts it will show ask you if you would like to do a recovery using the recovery console, just press ESC and go on. Press the F8 to accept the license. If Windows is not completly broke, it will find the original installation on your hard drie. It will ask if you want to repair. Press the R key and windows will reinstall your operating system, without destroying your software or data. After it is done the system will go to the windows startup screen. You will need your windows product key located on your machine or on the original software packaging.
I hope this will fix your problem.