My Friend has a Dell Inspiron8250 Series Computer with the following spec:
Pentium 4 2.8Ghz
Geforce 4 Mx 64MB
He recently came across problems regarding his aol boradband .. the drivers wern't installing "due to a problem with the operating system"
so we decided to install winxp over the top again (using a legit copy) using a winxp CD as apparently Dell never shipped a Recovery or Driver CD with his (altho 1 is in the post now)
all was going well until after the installation. Now everytime we try to boot up the PC it bluescreens before the login with the 0x000007B error.. However.. this is the only information i can extract from the bluescreen as it resete the pc almost immeadiatly. I tried reinstalling XP to no avail and we are trying to avoid a Format.
At the moment i can acess the CMD through winxp Recovery Centre Option and attempting any safe mode, last known configure or repair option leads to a futile end.
Has anyone got any idea how to fix this? I was hoping to disable the Blue screen reset so i can get the whole error but I cant without getting into windows.
Ive looked on MS KB but all solutions appear to be within windows (but I cant actually log into it yet) :)
On a final note the "Dumbed Down" Bios of Dell appears fine... my personal opinion is its IDE related and that the winxp cd has interrupted Dells set up on the PC but i cant think of any ways to progress.
any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.