Solved XP BSOD error 0X00000078

September 10, 2016 at 22:04:09
Specs: Windows XP Professional SP3 , AMD Sempron 2500+
A month ago my computer frequently restarts without any reason, i thought the reason is not being used for a long time. So, I opened my unit and change the thermal paste in the CPU for the old one is dry. I replaced the CMOS battery for the old one Is dying. I removed the hard drive first before replacing the rig is old for the cables are IDE with 2 SATA cables on the board...after all the doing i started my computer but when windows starts to load the flashing blue screen appears. I tried to put it in safe mode but useless it just restarts.

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September 11, 2016 at 06:27:42
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PHASE0_EXCEPTION? Some part of the HAL is looking for a debugger and the rest of Windows isn't expecting one. Either your hardware is broken to the point it shouldn't POST, your install of WinXP is corrupt, or your machine is somehow misconfigured.

If you have access to the files on the hard drive, check your boot.ini and make sure you don't have "/break" in there somewhere. Failing that, try booting into safe mode. Failing that, verify the hardware works okay with a live Linux CD. If even the CD's failing, you have bad hardware. Check the RAM, check the CPU, check the motherboard. A bad PSU can also cause random crashes, but typically the error's different each time.

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