I have a Dell Dimension 3000 running XP Pro that I just upgraded from SP2 to SP3. After rebooting I get a BSOD 0000007E error. I cannot boot into Safe Mode without getting the same error.

Any solutions?

Thanks

Jim

Hi,
Microsoft have a hot fix for this problem but you need to be in windows to use it. therefore you will need to remove SP3 first, get your machine to work and then reinstall SP3 Here is the Microsoft instructions on how to remove SP3 from the OS CD.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249
Here is the site for the hot fix for your problem:-
http://www.lancelhoff.com/how-to-fix-stop-0x0000007e-error-in-aecsys/
and
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/900485
A lot of work, You may want to look at slipstreaming your OS CD and doing a repair/install instead.
http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-to-repair-Windows-XP-t138.html

Bob:

Thanks. The computer is running again.

Jim