BSOD STOP 0X0000007B after lightening storm

January 23, 2010 at 09:33:57
Specs: Windows XP
After a major lightening and thunder in our area I checked the computer upstairs and it was off. I booted and it started ok but received warning that it had shut down to prevent damage. I have tried starting in safe mode and the others that were listed but it will not progress to windows. It goes to a blue screen noting "0X0000007B. I am computer hardware ignorant is there something I can do?

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January 23, 2010 at 13:00:20
Your Windows installation has probably been corrupted by a power surge during the storm, or if the PC suddenly lost power and Windows couldn't shut down in the proper manner.

Re-install Windows from the recovery discs or the Windows XP CD.

If no CD, with Dell computers you can sometimes start Recovery by pressing
Ctrl + F11 keys together as soon you see the Dell splash-screen when you switch on. That's assuming the hidden partition containing the recovery data still exists and nobody has removed it or replaced the original drive.

Some older Dells weren't supplied with a Recovery partition so the Ctrl+F11 method won't work on them.

Depends what model your Dell is and when it was built.
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January 23, 2010 at 17:06:56
Thank you for taking the time to help me; this has been very frustrating. I will try to reinstall the program. (My computer is a 2005 XP professional.)

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