0x0000007f blue screen, Iomega USB HDD, Norton Anti-Virus and CISCO VPN

Hi guys,

Last week I installed an Iomega 60GB USB/Firewire portalbe HDD on the USB port on my Dell Inspiron 600m running XP Pro SP2. While installing, I got for the first time a blue screen Stop: 0x0000007f (0x00000008, 0x80042000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). It seemed to recover, but the weekend has been a nightmare, with blue screens all the time.

I ran a memory test, and it came out OK. I upgraded the BIOS, too. I did a system restor to before I installed the Iomega, and then reinstalled it. Didn't help. I get the error whether the Iomega is attached or not.

Since the blue screen first happened when I installed the Iomega, it is my main suspect. Maybe the system restore didn't clean up everything?

I've looked on the web and seen that some people with similar problem seem to suspect Norton Anti-Virus.

This morning I did a system restore until two days before the Iomega. One day before I had updated the Cisco VPN client, and I wanted to make sure it wasn't the culprit. I plan to now try this out for a couple of days to see if it works. If it does, I will disable Norton temporarily and install Iomega without the installation CD, and just use plug-and-pray.

Any other suggestions? Does the system restore fully clean away the Iomega stuff, or is there anything I need to manually clean up in the registry or Device Manager?

I found a web at Symantec that talked about adding a registry value, but that was in a part of the tree that I didn't have, so I think it must be for a different version.

Thanks!

Helmer
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Have you tried going back to prior system restore points?
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
I upgraded to XP SP2, have external IOMEGA 120GB drive no such problems.... listening and will explore when time permits.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
In the meantime, until others step in, some resource links that may be of interim help
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=windowsxpsp2

USB device does not function after connecting device to Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;870893&Product=windowsxpsp2

When you install Windows XP Service Pack 2, the USB 2.0 drivers do not appear to update
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;873169&Product=windowsxpsp2
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
physical hard disk drive on your computer may appear as a removable drive when you run the Wireless Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;878475&Product=windowsxpsp2
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
The info below has your error message, if applicable:
Command AntiVirus version 4.62.4 causes an error message on a blue screen in Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;870908&Product=windowsxpsp2

Back to work; good luck I sure hope this helps you.  If not, others on our excellent team may have just what you need.  Your feedback is integral.

Best wishes,
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aslaksen_hAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all you for your kind help!

The strange thing is that I get it whether or not the Iomega drive is attached or not, so I'm not sure if it is a USB problem. I suspect that it is something with the Iomega installation.

But on the other hand it could be that it really was the VPN client upgrade that was to blame. The second system restore was to before the VPN upgrade. I will wait and see if that avoids the blue screens. Maybe the problem was with the VPN, and that it was just chance that the first blue screen came when I installed the Iomega the following day?

By the way, the VPN client upgrade adden an item in my Network adapters list in Device Manager. Over the weekend, every time I opened the Dev Man, the network section was expanded. There were no exclamation marks, but does the fact that it opened expanded indicate that there was some problem?

With the old version of the client, there is no VPN item, only my modem and my wireless, and it is not expanded when I open.

Thanks!

Helmer
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aslaksen_hAuthor Commented:
Yes, that's what I'm doing. I first tried Thursday last week, and now I'm trying Wed last week.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Helmer
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Thank you, I'm pleased I could be of some help to you.
Best wishes, Helmer.
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