HOW TO: Troubleshoot “Stop 0x0000007B” Errors in Windows XP (Q324103)

This step-by-step article describes how to troubleshoot “Stop 0x0000007B” error messages in Windows XP. A “Stop 0x0000007B” error message may appear on a blue screen when you start your computer. The error message includes the following information:

STOP: 0x0000007B ( parameter1 , parameter2 , parameter3 , parameter4 )
INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
-or-
Setup has encountered a fatal error that prevents it from continuing.
Contact your product support representative for assistance. The following status will assist them in diagnosing the problem.
(0×4, 0×1, 0, 0)
Setup cannot continue. Power down or reboot your computer now.

A “Stop 0x0000007B” error can also occur during Windows XP Setup when Setup restarts your computer during installation. In this case, you receive the second error message.

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