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Stop 0x0000007B Error When Booting Windows XP


When attempting to boot from a Windows XP partition, you receive the following blue-screen error message:

STOP 0x0000007B


This is a Windows configuration issue, most commonly an incorrect storage driver is being used.


Make sure Windows is using the correct storage controller driver.

Error received when installing Windows:

Download the current storage controller drivers for your motherboard from the manufacturer's website. Make sure to use the correct drivers for the controller's mode. For example, many boards require the RAID drivers to be used if any of the connected drives are configured in RAID mode. Using the AHCI drivers when RAID mode is enabled can cause this error (even if the drives are not in a RAID setup).

Error received when attempting to boot from a partition that was moved from another Windows XP computer:

Use the Terabyte OS Deployment Tool to install the proper drivers. Click here for more information. Note: The link provided is for the trial version download. The full (purchased) version is not required to install the drivers.

For additional information, refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more solutions associated with this STOP error message:

You receive a Stop 0x0000007B error after you move the Windows XP system disk to another computer

Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles:

"STOP 0x0000007B" error message when you restart your Windows XP-based computer

Advanced troubleshooting for "Stop 0x0000007B" errors in Windows XP

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