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Beedee Won't Startup with STOP 0x0000007E pci.sys

09/17/06 | by Clarise | Categories: Information Managment, Computers and Internet

I thought my Saturday was going to be one of my normal lazy non-working Saturdays doing housework and catching up with things I did not do during the week. So, I woke up late, did my normal routine of booting up my Dell Workstation which we call Beedee and while it boots make my coffee. But, of course things didn't work that way.

Beedee running Windows XP SP2 (with all the latest updates) won't boot up (Safe Mode, Last Known Working Configuration, etc) and would just go into this restart mode. It is going into the restart mode because I have not changed XP's default setting of recovery settings when it encounters the Blue Screen of Death. So, I booted from the original Windows XP CD and pressed F8 to disable the automatic restart. Finally I see the blue screen of death with the error:

*** STOP 0x0000007E(0XC0000005,0XF8560A05,0XF89D54C8,0XF89D51C4)
*** PCI.SYS - addressF8560A05 base at F8556000, Datestamp 41107d31

Using Joseph’s Vate, I searched the Microsoft Website and found this:
You Receive a Stop Error 0x7E in Pci.sys

The article was not useful to me since under resolution it has: “To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP.” XX( I have the latest service pack and all the updates. I searched the web for other solutions but I did not really find anything.

Joseph helped me and we thought that maybe my pci.sys is corrupted and I can just copy it from the original CD. We thought if that did not work, I’ll just reinstall XP SP2 since I have all my backups. So, with this plan, we disconnected all my connected peripherals (e.g. USB hub, etc..) and then Booted from the installation CD. We then followed Method 1 of the article:
"Pci.sys Is Missing or Corrupt" Error Message When You Start Windows which tells you how to Restore the File using the Windows Recovery Console.

After that was done, we restarted in Safe Mode and this time, there was no more Blue Screen of Death. :>> From there, it gave me the option to recover from different Restore Points. I chose a restore point. The restore worked and I am happy that Beedee is back up and running.

I changed XP's default setting of recovery settings so it won’t restart every time there is a system failure. This is what I did:
1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Advanced tab.
3. Click Settings for Startup and Recovery
4. This will bring you to Startup and Recovery. Under System Failure, uncheck “Automatically restart”

Anyway, this concludes my long blog. For those of you who may one day encounter (hopefully not) the same error, I hope this post may prove helpful.

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