Windows will not boot after changing msconfig

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
June 6, 2010 at 08:23:01
Specs: Windows XP
I was going to run an anti-spyware/malware program on my Lenovo T60 laptop and wanted to boot in safe mode to do so. The typical f8 method of loading safe mode was not working, so I opened msconfig, clicked the boot.ini tab, and checked the /safeboot tab.

Now, when I go to boot in safe mode (or start windows normally or start windows in last good configuration), the boot screen pauses, then I get a blue screen giving me an error message that ends with:

stop 0x0000007e

I am currently studying for the bar exam and my laptop in critical to my studies. How can I undo whatever it was that I did that caused this problem?

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June 6, 2010 at 08:40:41

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June 6, 2010 at 08:44:06

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June 6, 2010 at 09:30:22
Here is more detailed information about my problem:

The message I receive reads

"A problem has been detected and Windows need to be shut down to prevent damage to your computer"

Stop 0x000007E (0xC0000010, 0x80536DEB, 0xF7C863B8, 0xF7c860B4)

So since I can't open windows, is slaving the drive to another working computer my best option?

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June 6, 2010 at 09:35:02
'So since I can't open windows, is slaving the drive to another working computer my best option?'

That's what I would do

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June 6, 2010 at 09:39:18
Do I need any special hardware, or will a standard USB cable be alright?

Also, I didn't mention that my laptop is partitioned so that I can run Ubuntu off the partition. I don't know if this makes any difference or offers any alternate solutions. I know this makes me sound a little more tech savvy than I really am. I don't have the first clue as to how to slave a hdd to a working laptop.

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June 6, 2010 at 21:34:13
A USB cable will not help you. You cannot your laptop to another computer if it is not running, you would need to remove the hard drive and install it as an internal drive on a desktop or put the drive in an external drive case and use it as an external drive. Both of these methods will allow you to access important files of yours, but NOT your programs. By having a Linux installation already there, you can also access these files from your running Linux, and by using Openoffice, you can access and still work on MS Office documents you may have. In this case, I would recommend always resaving them as MS Office formats so you will have universal access to them. I would further recommend backing up all of your files to an external hard drive so they are all safe, and keep a copy of all current work on a flash drive so you can continue working if more or continuing problems try to get in the way, or you just want to do additional work in the library (or school library).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.

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