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Error 0x0000007E after upgrading processor/mobo/memory/video card

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Hey all,

I've just begun the process of upgrading my computer. All is with Windows XP SP2.

Old specs:
P4 2.8gHz HT processor
ASUS motherboard
1GB DDR400 RAM (2x512)
ATI Radeon 9000 Video card

New specs:
AMD 64 x2 4600+ processor
Biostar motherboard
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!

Mo
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I should also mention -- I've already tried the repair option using the XP CD. Still no dice.
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In Safe Mode, disable the Automatic restart upon system failure...

System>Advanced>Startup and Recovery, and uncheck the Automatically restart option....
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Its more than likley its a driver problem caused by the upgrade see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330182
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Sorry, got kinda goofy there for a second....
"...I started the computer up in Safe Mode, which worked just fine..."
If safe-mode works, but normal mode does not, it must be software related:
Try disabling everything in  startup (start - run - msconfig - startup - disable all) and all non-ms services (start - run - msconfig - services - hide all ms services - disable all).  Any change?  If it now boots normally, you'll need to re-enable individually and reboot untiol you find the culprit...

Good luck!

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Well, I'll try to get a better response on here sooner, but I've already been able to see the error and tried several options -- I can try to record the dump, but currently I have stranger problems happening that I'm trying to hash out.

For starters, my integrated NIC is not functioning properly.  If I plug it in direct to my cable modem, it will light up but will not get an IP address.  If plugged into my router, it does not light up at all and likewise tells me the network cable is disconnected.  But here's the thing -- the router works just fine.  I've plugged my laptop into it and had no problem getting an IP address...on all 4 ports of the router.  I'll be getting a new router, not for the reason listed here (which would be foolish) but because the wireless is starting to go screwy on me.  If anyone has a solution to THAT, let me know.  I'm about to RMA the motherboard since it seems like the NIC problem is due to a faulty board.  I will be booting up in Linux this evening to see if the network works and to retrieve the dump file, and I will update you all.  Any additional comments would be appreciated.

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Quick thought...

Safe mode works ok, what about Safe mode with Networking?

If SMw/Networking causes the same fault, you are probably on the right track as the failing NIC can cause this to happen, in extreme cases....

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I like your line of thinking -- but safe mode with Networking DOES work, of course with the same problem of my NIC just not working...but at least it does boot into Safe Mode with Networking.

I really didn't think the problem was with the NIC, as the driver had been installed properly whilst in safe mode.  If it is an error with drivers, I have no idea what is the problem, as it seems like all drivers installed properly while I was in safe mode.  But just to eliminate that as a problem, I'll disable the NIC in the BIOS and see if that helps my bootup at all. I have a PCI Gigabit card I can use instead anyways.

Any other ideas?
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I will wait for the results of the seconary card......  : )

Think thats the best plan for now....

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You mean secondary NIC or replacement mobo? :)
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Nic....

Hopefully well get lucky with it.....

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Well, things have been rapidly digressing...

Turning of the NIC didn't prove fruitful.  The BIOS is now being pretty screwy with harddrive detection, taking upwards of 2 minutes to detect my hard drives.  Even after a CMOS clearing it has issues.  New hard drive, no CDROM, every combination thought possible caused this error.

Needless to say I have decided to just RMA this bad boy.  I am wondering if I'll still have an issue with a new motherboard.  Let's cross our fingers.

The package should arrive by Friday, so at that time I'll let y'all know what's up.
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Sweet...

Keep in mind, if it is not the same EXACT model mobo, then a repair install is in order....

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I am going to award the points to johnb for suggesting multiple solutions.  This could be a good resource for someone encountering problems.  My personal solution was to replace the motherboard with a different model and just install a new fresh copy of Windows.  I believe johnb's solutions could be highly applicable in other situations.
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Thanks, I appreciate that. That helps to keep it in the database......

Of course, I would still not object if you were to request a delete/WITH refund pf points.....

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