BSOD STOP:0x0000007E cant boot XP

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
January 2, 2010 at 05:59:57
Specs: Windows XP
I fixed another stop error by repairing it with windows xp cd without losing all my data.Then another problem has surfaced,after i booted
windows xp properly and after the updates are installed.When i restart another bsod happened and worse im stuck at the f8 options.
BSOD:
STOP:0x0000007E
atapi.sys -address B7E083C0 BASE AT B7DF2000,DATESTAMP41107B49
i remember seeing the word atapi when using the recovery console.

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#1
January 2, 2010 at 06:12:37
Likely malware related

If you open C drive from My Computer do you see atapi.sys ?
If so do this:
Start > Run > cmd /c del /a/f/q c:\atapi.sys
Then press ok

Also do this:

Start > Run > cmd /c start /min cmd /c "copy %windir%\system32\drivers\atapi.sys Desktop\atapi.sys >log.txt&log.txt"
You will get "1 file(s) copied" Please close this Notepad

Please then upload the atapi.sys file on your Desktop to Virus Total to test for possible Malware infection http://www.virustotal.com/


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#2
January 2, 2010 at 06:21:40
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...
Since your last posting above, have you saved your personal files so you will not be afraid of loosing them ????

Find a list of STOP MESSAGES(BSOD) here:
http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm
Click 7E at the left side of that page.


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#3
January 2, 2010 at 17:02:19
i cant do anything i cant even load windows xp to the desktop where my antivirus and anti malware programs are.

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#4
January 2, 2010 at 17:09:06
Does Safe Mode work?

If not then you could try to backup your data by using a free BootCd like Knoppix: http://www.knoppix.net/

Then think about installing Windows clean

Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step (* Including Delete Partition)
http://www.windowsxpprofessional.wi...

Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step (* Including Delete Partition)
http://www.windowsxphome.windowsrei...

* Warning deleting the Partition will remove all User data and Windows system files


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#5
January 3, 2010 at 23:33:05
nvm i booted up my old backup

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#6
January 3, 2010 at 23:42:04
You restored an old backup image?

Make sure to run a fully updated Antivirus scan on it
I prefer clean installs, that way you know its right


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