Computer keeps restarting, Stop: 0x0000007b

November 12, 2012 at 08:49:58
Specs: Windows 7
0x0000007b problem using windows vista gateway computer.
computer keeps restarting itself over and over, and i have tried using default settings on bios.

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#1
November 12, 2012 at 09:12:44
UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME?

9 times out of 10 its a hard drive failure.

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#2
November 12, 2012 at 12:41:41
yeah, i cant even get on safe mode, what should i do?
it was working perfectly fine yesterday.
i get back on and its just restarting over and over even in safe mode and system restore

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#3
November 12, 2012 at 12:51:14
1. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD.
2. Select Repair my computer.
3. Select Command Prompt
4. From the command prompt enter the following command:
Chkdsk /R C:
where ā€œCā€ is your boot drive.
5. Answer Y to check the disk the next time that the system restarts.
6. Reboot the system. After the reboot, Windows will check the hard disk and try to repair the damaged area.
7. If you still get the error after this process, repeat the process (open command prompt) but try rebuilding the master boot record with the following commands:

bootrec /fixboot 
bootrec /fixmbr

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#4
November 12, 2012 at 12:52:42
Run SMART test, if test checks out ok, try the above.

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#5
November 12, 2012 at 13:00:44
I shall try that now!

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#6
November 12, 2012 at 13:08:16
Yeah, i booted my computer as DVD, however when i tried to use command prompt it still restarted, and how can i do the SMART test if my computer wont give me access to anything past BIOS bootmenu and the option it gives for safe mode,/etc
btw their was no repair computer option

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#7
November 12, 2012 at 13:15:20
when i tried to use command prompt it still restarted

Please explain. Did you execute all commands properly? (chkdsk, fixboot and fixmbr)

If so, you should also try 'Startup repair' option given in the same list as Command Prompt is.

As for the SMART test, you might be able to check it in BIOS, but it's actual location varies from motherboard to motherboard (check your MB manual)

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#8
November 12, 2012 at 13:23:08
thats the problem i go to safe mode command prompt and it restarts, much less trying to get to desktop even when i try using DVD CD to boot it

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#9
November 12, 2012 at 13:27:44
Probably the instructions I posted are a bit vague.

You need to boot from the Win 7 CD, then select 'Repair my computer' (located in the bottom left corner of the screen). A window with several options should appear (something like this). Select 'Command Prompt' and execute the needed commands from there.

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#10
November 12, 2012 at 13:31:01
kk i shall try, thanks for your patience btw
um, i dont think i have my windows 7 CD?

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#11
November 12, 2012 at 13:56:40
You've told use nothing about your system other than it's a Gateway.

Boot into the BIOS & look for S.M.A.R.T. monitoring, if you find it, enable it.

http://support.gateway.com/s/tutori...

And try running a hard drive diagnostics program from a bootable disc. Can't tell you which one to get because we don't know the make of your drive.


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#12
November 12, 2012 at 14:21:25
Gateway DX4200- UB001A
Windows Vista Premium with SP1
AMD Phenom x4 9550 quad core
64bit
ATI Radeon HD 3450 Graphics
Hard drive is Western digital
SATA cache 1.0TB
WD1002FAEX
Also idk if this matters but it says "No Signal" before it restarts to the F2 F10 screen again

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#13
November 12, 2012 at 16:12:41
Still didnt work it seems... maybe if i buy Windows 7 it might let me do the option probfixed suggested

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#14
November 13, 2012 at 11:48:32
In case you don't have Win 7 repair disk at hand, you can create one from another, working PC using the built-in software.

Here is how to create it:

Create a System Repair Disc in Windows 7

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#15
November 16, 2012 at 20:45:30
did all three programs, still got restart it says theirs system volume on disc is corrupt

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#16
November 18, 2012 at 04:06:38
There is a possibility that the hard disk is failing.

Here is a utility for testing WD drives (actually for your particular model):

Click here

Follow the instructions given in the link to create a bootable CD, then use the Extended test option to diagnose problems.

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#17
November 23, 2012 at 12:54:22
Ok i know its been awhile, but it seems i have startup repair offline with MismatchOS problems

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#18
November 23, 2012 at 13:25:34
In the initial post you stated you have Win Vista. The Startup CD you created is originally for Win 7, though you can use the command prompt in Vista too without having problems. To use Startup Repair, you should create a repair disk from a working PC running Vista and try again.

Also test your HDD as described in response #16.

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#19
November 24, 2012 at 12:29:33
will do, its just gonna be impossible to find a windows vista computer nowadays to create a disc, and its a pain to buy 1

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