After WindowsUpdate my XP SP3 laptop, I get a STOP: 0x0000007B error
Posted on 2009-07-07
Everything was running fine on 7.7.2009 on my Lenovo T43 laptop. I decided to run WindowsUpdate (it's usually disabled) to catch up on recent security updates. It found 5 or 6, including IE 8 (which I refused). WindowsUpdate ran without issues (or so I thought) and upon rebooting, I now get a BSOD with the subject STOP error about a second after the Windows splash screen appears. Won't boot into Safe Mode, nor will Last Known Good Configuration boot. I did run chkdsk /f from a boot disk -- no errors generated. Boot.ini looks OK. FIXBOOT from Restore Console had no positive effect.