Cannot boot from CD or HDD(STOP error incl)

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Hi, so I've had a fully functional homebuild pc for 7 months without any problem. I boot it up this morning and It cannot start up, it tries to boot up from Nvidia Network and a "cable missing".

I switched the booting sequence to HDD, CD and then Network and still no luck. Heck, I can't even boot from my windows CD, I get an stop: 0x00000073 from there.

Frustating, I checked all my cables and everythings alright. Perhaps it's sometihng with my HDD?

I also noticed that it only recognices my two dvd readers and no hdd when trying to boot.

On Vista ultimate, evga 780i.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Here is an idea:
Here are the symptoms:

  • You have 4 GB of RAM (or rather, more than 3 GB).
  • You are trying to install the 64-bit version of Windows Vista.
  • After the first reboot, when your computer boots off of the hard disk for the first time, Windows crashes with a BSOD with error code 0x0000007F.
  • Whatever hardware swapping you do doesn't seem to help; it still gives you the blue screen at every boot.

A friend ran into this issue earlier today. After some searching and digging through a lot of not very useful information, we found out that the solution is pretty simple.

  • Remove 2 GB of RAM, or whatever it takes to only have 2 GB in the machine.
  • Run the Vista install.
  • Install the x64 version of the KB929777 hotfix from Microsoft.
  • Put your RAM back in.

Note that this particular issue should not occur if you are using a Windows Vista SP1 (or newer) install disc, it is only an issue with the RTM version.
 

balls

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Here is an idea:
Here are the symptoms:

  • You have 4 GB of RAM (or rather, more than 3 GB).
  • You are trying to install the 64-bit version of Windows Vista.
  • After the first reboot, when your computer boots off of the hard disk for the first time, Windows crashes with a BSOD with error code 0x0000007F.
  • Whatever hardware swapping you do doesn't seem to help; it still gives you the blue screen at every boot.

A friend ran into this issue earlier today. After some searching and digging through a lot of not very useful information, we found out that the solution is pretty simple.

  • Remove 2 GB of RAM, or whatever it takes to only have 2 GB in the machine.
  • Run the Vista install.
  • Install the x64 version of the KB929777 hotfix from Microsoft.
  • Put your RAM back in.

Note that this particular issue should not occur if you are using a Windows Vista SP1 (or newer) install disc, it is only an issue with the RTM version.
Oh, I ran into those exact same problems 7 months ago on my first windows install.

But it's been 7 months ago I fixed that:D Thanks a bunch anyways mate.
 

balls

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UPDATE

I found the root cause of the problem by using Startup Repair from the vista CD and the cause was it cannot find any harddisk.

I unplugged all wires connecting to and from hdd and motherboard, plugged them in again and it still won't recognize the HDD.

Heres info from the diagnose:
------------------
Systemdisk =
Windows-folder =
AutoChk run = 0
Number of rootcauses = 1

Tests completed
------------------
Result: completed. Errorcode = 0x0

and rest useless info.
 
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