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STOP: 0x0000007B Windows XP setup

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HP Pavillion p6000 boots up and freezes on HP's logo.  Windows XP never loads.  Reset memory modules, tested Power Supply (ok) and figured I'd wipe the HD and install a fresh version of Windows XP Pro.    It runs through some of the setup and then I get the BSOD STOP: 0x0000007B.    

Thanks!
Lily
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by:Gareth Gudger
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When you say it freezes on the HP logo, are you referring to the initial POST screen?

Does the HP have a diagnostic boot option? Some have diagnostic software loaded in the recovery partition that will let you know if there are hardware problems.
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by:Jullez
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Are you getting: Stop error code 0x0000007B (INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE?
If you remove RAM and disconnect CR-rom and HD, are you getting any beeps?
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Figured it out!   Went into BIOS and saw that the settings reflected RAID instead of IDE.   Changed it, rebooted and I'm now installing Windows XP Pro.   I haven't a clue how that happened and of course no one is admitting to having changed anything!  

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Lily
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by:Darr247
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If you install the HDD controller drivers at the beginning when it prompts you (press F6 to install drivers), you won't get that error.  It's nearly impossible to install them on XP afterwards... it requires editing the registry manually and adding keys that simply do not exist otherwise (much easier in Win7).
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It was a BIOS setting after all.   Thanks for the input though!
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