Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook with Windows 7 HP 64 bit
Notebook has a Stop Error 07B BSOD in both normal and safe mode. That Stop Error is associated with the hard disk in all or nearly all cases.
Full stop code is 0x0000007B and second parameter is 0xFFFFF880009A9E8 which I don't recall seeing before.
Startup repair was no help -- errors out with unknown error although file and boot manager analyses complete successfully along with basic disk checks. Running chkdsk /r did not help. Also disabled AHCI in BIOS although that should not affect Win 7.
Hard disk tests using Dell diagnostics and WD diagnostics completed successfully with no errors.
Possible boot sector infection. Any good tool(s) that can be run from a boot disk to remove?
Help appreciated. Please don't link to generic discussions about Stop 07B errors -- I'm a bit past that point.