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hueybot3000
09-09-2009, 08:59 PM
Pulled laptop apart this avo and cleaned it out, booting back up windows 7 rc bluescreens after splash screen. Can still boot to ubuntu (dual boot) no worries

Any ideas?

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2009, 09:01 PM
Might help if you tell us what it says and if it shows the name of a driver or file.

hueybot3000
09-09-2009, 09:26 PM
it flashes too quick to see it, goin over to a mates to grab my win7 dvd and will try a repair

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2009, 09:27 PM
Boot into safe mode / or press F8 on reboot. Disable auto restart if its there

hueybot3000
09-09-2009, 10:23 PM
right, wont boot into safe mode. windows repair says no as well

Blam
09-09-2009, 10:31 PM
Tap F8 and select disable auto restart then tell us whats on the BSOD.

Does SR work?(from the W7 disc)

hueybot3000
09-09-2009, 10:36 PM
startup repair doesnt work, got an error code though

STOP: 0x0000007B

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2009, 10:38 PM
Did you enable AHCI mode in the BIOS ? (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976)

hueybot3000
09-09-2009, 10:43 PM
bios doesnt have that option, laptop is a compaq c300, not flash at all

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2009, 10:46 PM
So its got an IDE hdd not a SATA one? I would say it has something to do with SATA drivers

hueybot3000
09-09-2009, 10:52 PM
no 250gig sata

Dont know if this was obvious or not but before removing hard drive when cleanin out dust etc laptop was running fine

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2009, 10:53 PM
Well only thing you can try, is the link I posted somehow. Or something isnt in properly, why its crashing

hueybot3000
09-09-2009, 10:55 PM
how can i edit the registry if i cant get to windows? And why would ubuntu still run happily

Blam
09-09-2009, 10:56 PM
startup repair doesnt work, got an error code though

STOP: 0x0000007B

I meant System Restore:p

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2009, 10:58 PM
how can i edit the registry if i cant get to windows? And why would ubuntu still run happily

Probably because it doesnt use windows SATA drivers, and its probably on another partition

hueybot3000
09-09-2009, 11:09 PM
yeah tried system restore but of course i hadnt made any restore points.

Looks like il be reinstallin windows :(

porkster
10-09-2009, 06:10 AM
did you have the memory out when you cleaned it?
If you did I'm willing to bet it was 2 sticks of memory, try swapping them over.

SolMiester
10-09-2009, 10:34 AM
Did you connect the drive up properly...?

hueybot3000
10-09-2009, 04:09 PM
didnt touch memory, and only 1 stick

theres only one way the drive goes in but ive pulled and pushed. why would drive not being connected properly only effect windows?

baabits
10-09-2009, 04:21 PM
Make sure the drive is being recognised in the BIOS

Might be corruption, if you can boot into Windows Setup DVD then Shift-F10 to bring up command prompt and run chkdsk..

hueybot3000
10-09-2009, 05:51 PM
I just reinstalled over the top, its all working now. Still got no idea what went wrong though.

Cheers for the ideas anyway

Blam
10-09-2009, 08:13 PM
Very weird indeed.