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Stop Screen when installing XP - Service Pack 3

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May 2, 2008 3:04:43 PM

I received the following Stop screen error code after installing SP 3
to my XP Home Edition OS.

Stop:0X0000007E (0XC0000005, 0XF781C756, 0XF79F7430, 0XF79F712C)

I had to reboot in safe mode and uninstall SP3 to get back to normal,
which is Service Pack 2. The PC is an HP Compaq SR1520NX with 1GB
Ram and 160GB HD with plenty of room. The only hardware I had a bit
of trouble with was an Nvidia AGP card which they helped me with
updating the driver several months ago. I don't seem to have any
problems otherwise with it. Also, I installed a Pinacle USB TV
Tuner. I've had some problems getting it to recognize the tuner
occasionally. Sometimes when I unplug it and re-plug it, it works.

How can I tell (from the error code) what is causing the stop screen?
I appreciate any input...thanks!

Don
May 2, 2008 3:17:09 PM

I would wait until SP3 is finalized before installing it.
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May 2, 2008 6:58:57 PM

My advice to anyone trying to use sp3 or what I think, always when installing a update like this, is log in as admin not your user account with admin rights. I've used sp3 since the first release and I have not had any install issues with any of them most of the stops errors is a function that has been called upon and one or more drivers was not able to update or file because it was running upon update so now there would be 2 files of the same kind running.
May 3, 2008 1:53:13 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys. Noron, I thought SP3 was finilized. Gomerpile, I might have a driver issue as you suspect. I did have a problem with a AGP card and it's driver I installed a few months ago. I finally got it in and working, but that's the only thing I could think of regarding drivers. Is there any way I can determine if this driver is the problem?
Don
May 4, 2008 10:04:29 AM

I hope this helps I'd go wiff unsigned driver
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330182
log in as admin and uninstall, the admin account does not have nvidia video drivers installed
Do this reg tweak to get admin account to welcome screen

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
Name: Administrator
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1 display on userlist
second is when your in the welcome screen hit
crtl-alt-del twice and this pops up a login screen
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