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Solved: Failed Windows XP Reinstallation/Formatting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bennyboy2010, May 6, 2008.

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  1. bennyboy2010

    bennyboy2010 Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    What version of XP and what service pack? Is this the OS that came with the computer?
     
  3. bennyboy2010

    bennyboy2010 Thread Starter

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    XP Home Edition and Service Pack 2, and yes it is. Any ideas of what could be wrong?
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Yes, what make and model? Does it have recovery disks or a recovery partition?
     
  5. bennyboy2010

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    Dell Inspiron 640m.

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

    Many thanks.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Recovery disks are different for different models. Is that disk the one that goes with your Dell?
     
  7. Old Rich

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  8. bennyboy2010

    bennyboy2010 Thread Starter

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    Thank you all for your advice, but I have managed to solve my problem using ComboFix.
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    ComboFix????????????? :confused:
     
  10. ~Candy~

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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 :rolleyes:

    I see two for combofix....I'm going to close the REPEAT so we don't start the same head banging.
     
  11. Old Rich

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    Wow . . ComboFix is a lot more powerfull than i thought! . . never knew it could reinstall an operating system!!!
     
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