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I need help getting past the BSOD.

Last response: in Systems
September 8, 2010 1:17:57 PM

Hi, I'm completely new to building up my own computer. Through the help of various sites online, my fathers expertise, and the very helpful atmosphere of hardware revolution, I have managed to assemble together what will hopefully be a good computer for me.

PROCESSOR: AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor

MOTHERBOARD: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

PSU: SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CASE: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

MEMORY: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit

VIDEO CARD: SAPPHIRE 100245DDR5L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

I assembled it all, and it starts up and can go into bios. When I tried to go into windows however I get BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH, *** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xBA4C7528,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000). It wouldn't even start up safe mode.

I tried to use my old HDD from my old computer, and from extensive online searching I believe my problem was that the old hard drives are full of drivers and information for the old motherboard and not compatible with the new one. So the plan now is to start off with a blank HDD and install an OS onto it.

The problem it turns out is that all of my old windows CD's were upgrades. So in order to run up to Windows XP, I will need to install first Windows 95, then upgrade to windows 98 and then XP.

I haven't tried this yet because I'm waiting for a SATA optical drive to get here first, but is there any problems with starting off from Win95 on these more modern computers?

Any and all help would be appreciated, thank you.
- Robert

More about : past bsod

September 8, 2010 2:38:41 PM

A quick google of 0x0000007B brigns up Microsoft's KB


You may receive a "Stop 0x0000007B" error message in the following scenarios:

* A device driver that the computer boot controller needs is not configured to start during the startup process.
* A device driver that the computer boot controller needs is corrupted.
* Information in the Windows XP registry (information related to how the device drivers load during startup) is corrupted.
If you were attempting to start your new build from your existing HDD, it simply would not have worked. You'll most likely be able to recover the individual FILES (pictures, music, documents, game saves etc) on there but not the applications. The next question is, how stable is that series of upgrades from W95 to W98 to XP going to be?

Personally, I'd save up the $100 and get an OEM copy of Win7 Home Premium 64b ($100). You won't be able to upgrade from a 32b version of (95/98)XP to Win7's 64b version and no 32b OS is going to let you take advantage of the 4GB of RAM.

EDIT: W95 was before my time building systems but if I remember correctly, you'll need a floppy drive to install it.