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XP Startup Help (pci.sys, 0x7e)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by StevenX, Aug 5, 2006.

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  1. StevenX

    StevenX Thread Starter

    Mar 10, 2004
    Hi everyone, my little brother's laptop has kind of died all of a sudden. When it is first switched on, it gets to the "windows did not start normally," screen with the choice of starting in safe mode, normally, last known good configuration, etc. Every option leads to a blue screen with the error:

    STOP: 0x000000ED (0x823696A0, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000).

    I've googled this and searched the forums and most places say to run windows recovery to check the hard disc for errors. If I put a bootable XP cd in the drive, Windows begins to load all of the setup files but DOES NOT get to the "welcome to setup," menu which is where I need to get to choose the repair option. Instead, another blue screen appears with the following errors:

    STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF85480BF, 0xF8994208, 0xF8993F08)
    pci.sys - Adress F85480BF base at F8541000, Datestamp 3b7d855c.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can solve this problem? :(
    Thanks in advance.
  2. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    I suggest getting a hard drive diagnostic disk from the manufacturer of the hard drve and run it to check the hard drive for errors.
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