I've just begun the process of upgrading my computer. All is with Windows XP SP2.
P4 2.8gHz HT processor
1GB DDR400 RAM (2x512)
ATI Radeon 9000 Video card
AMD 64 x2 4600+ processor
2GB DDR2-800 RAM (2x1GB)
Ati X1650 512MB video card
Not the most top-of-the-line upgrade, but an upgrade nonetheless.
Anyways, after doing the upgrade, my first boot into Windows went blue then quickly rebooted. So I started it up with the option disabling the immediate reboot on an error, and here is my error:
0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xBAA68750, 0xBACCB42C, 0xBACCB128)
No file names listed as part of the error, so I'm not sure what it is.
I started the computer up in Safe Mode, which worked just fine, updated the drivers, etc., and I tried to get into XP again with no luck.
My next step was to see if it was a problem with the OS, so I did a clean install of XP on a different hard drive -- it worked! So basically I know it just has something to do with the current installation.
Now here's my deal -- I want to give away some of my points for something that may be pretty easy. HOWEVER, I will not award points for someone who recommends just going with a fresh install. I don't want to go through the hassle of reinstalling all of my programs if it's an easy fix.
So...any ideas? I hope this can be resolved QUICKLY -- I know EE is notorious for solutions in under an hour, so let's hear it! Got my laptop right next to my PC, and I'm ready to roll!