Vista BSOD 0x0000007E

Posted on 2013-01-08
Last Modified: 2013-01-08
Hi guys

I'm fixing a laptop with Vista on it.

It crashes during the boot with a BSOD and error code is 0x0000007E. I've also tried Safe mode - it gets stuck there on a file AVGIDSHS.sys which is in the system/drivers folder. So I'm guessing this is the culprit.

I can access the hard drive via another computer so would it make sense to delete that AVG file and see if it gets better?

I have already run chkdsk /r on it couple of times without any success.

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wolfcamel earned 400 total points
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unfortunately when you run safemode and you see it get stuck the last file listed is typically the last file successfully loaded and the problem is with the next file/service to be loaded - that you cant see.

Eitherway - don't delete the file - rename it so you can easily rename it back if it doesn't fix anything.
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awawada earned 50 total points
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Can you post some Minidumps?

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Thanks for your help.
Where are those minidumps located at?
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typically it is a dodgy windows update, so you may need to to boot off install cd, use recovery console, and either try a previous restore point or uninstall some recently installed updates.

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ID: 38753967
Where are those minidumps located at?


Zip them all and post it please.

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thombeck earned 50 total points
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we had a similar issue.
After some research (and some time ;) ) we removed AVG with the following how-to and it works:

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So, I renamed the AVGIDSHX.SYS file and Vista loaded into the Safe Mode. Then I downloaded AVG removal tool and after running that I'm back to normal Windows.
So, renaming the last file before it crashed helped here.

Thanks everyone.

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