Solved Bue Screen Error 0x7b Using USB to Reinstall XP

June 22, 2014 at 16:19:59
Specs: Window XP
Okay, I have researched and researched this and I am at a loss. I am attempting to reinstall XP Home on a Compaq V2555US. The CD/DVD cannot read the disk provided by Compaq. I took the disk and made a new copy via IMGBURN. It read it, but had problems during installation on numerous files. I finally got all the way through installation, but when I rebooted the windows image comes on the screen, leaves, then the screen turns off and the hard drive is no longer on.

I decided to try a USB installation. I used the same ISO I created and RUFUS to make a bootable USB. It boots and loads, but when it tries to start windows it gives a blue screen error of 0x7b.

My bios is the latest provided by Compaq/HP. It does not give many options. I noticed in "security" it gives options for a floppy (I don't have a floppy drive) and a cd/dvd. Both are set to enabled. No option for USB.

I am able to use LINUX Manjaro on the computer. I used Manjaro via USB to delete the partition. The hard drive is functioning with LINUX no problem (I've loaded it and deleted it a couple times). Now the disk is clear of any OS.

Why can't I get the USB to install XP?


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June 22, 2014 at 17:29:28
"Yep... I have a Toshiba laptop that runs Win7"
If it has a CD drive, I would make a new ISO.
An RW is Ok.

Try just using the i386 folder.

Win 7 Tip: ISO Disc Image Burning Is Built Right In
http://gizmodo.com/5138148/win-7-ti...



#1
June 22, 2014 at 16:41:24
"I used Manjaro via USB to delete the partition"
Did you delete all the partitions?

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#2
June 22, 2014 at 16:45:36
Yes, all unallocated space now; however, makes no difference in terms of the USB.

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#3
June 22, 2014 at 16:47:53
Have you double checked the bios is set to IDE mode, not AHCI?

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#4
June 22, 2014 at 16:49:11
There is no option on BIOS to set AHCI vs. IDE... :(

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#5
June 22, 2014 at 16:50:33
What mode is it set to?

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#6
June 22, 2014 at 16:53:18
There is no screen on BIOS that shows that information. PhoenixBIOS F.27.

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#7
June 22, 2014 at 16:55:11
I've just been googling your model, it is very low spec & old.

Is the original HD still installed?

If not, what is?


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#8
June 22, 2014 at 16:57:23
I believe it is the original... Toshiba MK8025GAS-(PM).

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#9
June 22, 2014 at 17:02:50
Ok, it should install in IDE mode, the basics seem to right, got to now try to think of what else can stop your install.
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-MK802...

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#10
June 22, 2014 at 17:07:30
Do you have access to a W7 comp?


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#11
June 22, 2014 at 17:10:38
Yep... I have a Toshiba laptop that runs Win7.

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#12
June 22, 2014 at 17:29:28
✔ Best Answer
"Yep... I have a Toshiba laptop that runs Win7"
If it has a CD drive, I would make a new ISO.
An RW is Ok.

Try just using the i386 folder.

Win 7 Tip: ISO Disc Image Burning Is Built Right In
http://gizmodo.com/5138148/win-7-ti...


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#13
June 22, 2014 at 17:33:36
I used a CD-R last time and IMGBURN. You're saying to use the Win7 program? I have a DVD-R. Is that okay?

I don't know what you mean by trying only the i386 folder. Should I make a new ISO with only the i386?

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#14
June 22, 2014 at 17:34:18
If you succeed in getting the new ISO to run ( either CD/DVD or thumb drive ) to the point of Deleting all the partitions ( linux can make partitions difficult to read ) do so.

XP - D to Delete the selected partition
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...


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#15
June 22, 2014 at 17:37:16
"I used a CD-R last time and IMGBURN"
Yes, I read that.

"You're saying to use the Win7 program?"
Correct. Something is stopping the install, have to try all sorts of ideas.

"DVD-R. Is that okay?"
Yes.


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#16
June 22, 2014 at 17:40:55
"I don't know what you mean by trying only the i386 folder"
Put the Original CD in the drive & you should see it.

"Should I make a new ISO with only the i386?"
Yes, i386 is the operating system.


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#17
June 22, 2014 at 17:42:39
Okay, it is funny you mentioned the Linux making partitions harder to read... I spent a few seconds trying to decide if I wanted to reformat when I was at that stage (the CD-R worked one time, but kept stopping due to numerous files not being to be read. I patiently kept retrying on each file and I assume they were copied). I obviously decided to keep the partition. I wondered if that was a problem.

I'll try again with a DVD-R and will report back with the results.


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#18
June 22, 2014 at 18:38:57
FANTASTIC! I used the windows burner (you have to right click for a menu and open with the burner) and burned the ISO I had created with IMGBURNER to the DVD-R. I had zero problems with the Compaq reading the DVD. It went smoothly and XP is now completely loaded.

John, once again, thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.


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#19
June 22, 2014 at 18:50:08
" (you have to right click for a menu and open with the burner)"
Yep, I have used it, many, many times. Works so well.

"It went smoothly and XP is now completely loaded"
And now without all the Compaq junk. Well done.

"once again, thanks for your help"
I took that as you remembered last time.
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


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#20
June 22, 2014 at 19:21:21
Now not updating anything for XP on Windows Update. Only an error message. I thought existing support was still available. Yes I remember. You are great at offering support. Thanks.

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#21
June 22, 2014 at 19:35:28
I'm downloading SP3 from Majorgeeks... maybe that will fix it. Thanks again.

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#22
June 22, 2014 at 19:40:40
Wow... that was a bad download. It was for some other software. I'll have to notify Majorgeeks about that. Not good.

I remembered I had to download SP3 for another old SP1 computer to get updates to work. I still had the file on that computer. So I think it should update after that.

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#23
June 22, 2014 at 20:32:27
"It was for some other software"
You may have also had a similar problem after downloading IMGBURN.
http://i.imgur.com/3eWWoXm.gif

Here are the extras you don't want to install.
http://i.imgur.com/2SX93gF.gif
http://i.imgur.com/0XngJfV.gif
http://i.imgur.com/9m4T5rp.gif
http://i.imgur.com/WSG8lOo.gif

I have a 5 step cleaning process for the above if needed.

"So I think it should update after that"
I also think that will work.

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