7b stop error when booting xp from the installation disc
Posted on 2009-07-07
I have a PC which will only run in XP pro safe mode.
When I try to boot from the installaion cd it produces a 7b stop error after the initial loads.
In fact any bootable CD has this effect. (I tried W2K disc and ERD Commander)
I thought it may be a boot sector virus so I tried another hard drive, same error.
In despeartion I also changed the CD rom, same errors.
I have looked at a BIOS upgrade but this wont run from safe mode.
So, I am running out of ideas; please help?