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BSOD 0x07f stop error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gle1975, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. gle1975

    gle1975 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I have an old pc with XP on it but when booting up I get a 0x07f error (with all 0's). I can use Ubuntu on it but can only access XP via safe mode. I've looked on Google and it just suggests a hardware problem or mismatched memory- but Ubuntu works fine.

    Any ideas on what the problem could be?
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Is Ubuntu run as a dual boot - installed program - or from a Cd?
    Is a desktop or a laptop - how old is the Pc?
    If you feel able to and it's a desktop Pc.
    Check inside the Pc.

    Turn the Pc off - some say leave the plug in to maintain the earth.
    But I'd remove the plug from the wall.
    Once you have opened the case.
    Touch the metal case to discharge any static.

    Remove any dust - do not use a vacumm cleaner, too much static.
    Check that all fans are free of dust and will rotate.

    Remove Ram - Video cards etc and then Reseat in the slots.
    But first - clean the copper connections of the Ram - Video cards with a pencil eraser.
    If more than one Ram stick - use just one stick at a time installed in your Pc, as a test.
    Check all cables and connections.

    Put the case back on the Pc - and see if it will boot to the desktop.
    Cleaning inside your computer
    http://tnthelpforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=593
    Do Not use suggestion No 5 - in the above link.
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    Run a Mem Test.
    http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

    Download the ISO file from one of the links above to your desktop.
    Then burn the ISO to a Cd.
    Start the Pc using the Cd and run the memory test overnight or for at least 8 passes.

    It is best to run a full scan on individual Ram sticks if you can.
    Or run the test but if any errors are shown - then remove all sticks of Ram and test each Ram stick one at a time.
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    Run a hard drive test.
    SeaTools for DOS tutorial - ISO to CD
    http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/201271en

    What is the make and model number of your Pc - there may be an inbuilt diagnostic test?
     
  3. gle1975

    gle1975 Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your reply!

    It's an old pc given to me by a relative because it had the BSOD fault. I was just trying to get it to work for fun.

    Ubuntu is installed inside windows - I did it in safe mode.

    I did the memory test before and there were no problems. I'll have a big clean as you suggested and see if that makes a difference.
     
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