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06-May-2008, 11:53 AM #1
Exclamation Solved: Failed Windows XP Reinstallation/Formatting
Hi all.

I have just attempted to reinstall + format Windows XP on my laptop as I've had some serious spyware issues, however whenever I do so it fails and presents the error message of:

*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0XC0000005, 0XF76120BF, 0XF7A5E208, 0XF7A5DF08)

*** pci.sys - Address F76120BF base as F760B000, DateStamp 3b7d855c

Can anyone please explain why this occurs?

Many thanks.
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06-May-2008, 12:19 PM #2
What version of XP and what service pack? Is this the OS that came with the computer?
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06-May-2008, 12:35 PM #3
XP Home Edition and Service Pack 2, and yes it is. Any ideas of what could be wrong?
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06-May-2008, 12:45 PM #4
Yes, what make and model? Does it have recovery disks or a recovery partition?
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06-May-2008, 12:48 PM #5
Dell Inspiron 640m.

I have found a recovery disc produced by dell and I am unware if there are any recovery partitions.

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06-May-2008, 01:00 PM #6
Recovery disks are different for different models. Is that disk the one that goes with your Dell?
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06-May-2008, 02:13 PM #7
Dell does not furnish a recovery disc . . they give you a Reinstallation CD which just installs the Operating System . . no drivers/programs.

See this for more on the Restoration partition that they have on some pc's

You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here
http://support.dell.com/support/topi...n&s=dhs&~ck=mn
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06-May-2008, 02:14 PM #8
Thank you all for your advice, but I have managed to solve my problem using ComboFix.
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06-May-2008, 03:26 PM #9
ComboFix?????????????
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*sigh*

It would have been real nice to know that you have multiple threads going here, instead of letting us beat our heads against the wall in more than one thread

I see two for combofix....I'm going to close the REPEAT so we don't start the same head banging.
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06-May-2008, 03:46 PM #11
Wow . . ComboFix is a lot more powerfull than i thought! . . never knew it could reinstall an operating system!!!
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