PC Restore ends with blue screen RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    For the first time I'm trying to do a restore of one of my PCs, but it ends with a blue screen with 0x0000007B and if I understand this blog (http://blogs.technet.com/asksbs/archive/2008/03/30/how-to-troubleshoot-the-stop-error-0x0000007b.aspx) correct it is probably caused by not being able to use the correct drivers for the storage (second parameter is 0xc0000034). It is a laptop (HP 2730P) that I try to restore and it does not have any built in CD, but this is what I have done so far:

    • Created a USB Flash disc with the restore on (http://www.wegotserved.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Turn_your_USB_Flash_Drive_Into_a_Windows_Install_Disk). The computer boots from it and Windows Vista progress bar appears for a while before it stops and blue screens.
    • I have tried to copy the "Windows Home Server Drivers for Restore" from the latest backup to the flash drive (both as a folder and all content to the root).
    • I have tried to copy the "Windows Home Server Drivers for Restore" to a second flash drive.
    • I have tried to add HomeServerPCRestore.log and HomeServerPCRestore_Update.log files to the flash disc but nothing is written to them.

    Any ideas how to be able to do the restore or do I have to reinstall my system? I must say that I thought that this should "just work". I work as a software architect and I'm sure that my parents wouldn't have been able to get this far.

    Thanks, Eric

    Eric Quist
    Sunday, January 25, 2009 4:43 PM


  • Hi Eric,

    driver issues are sometimes difficult to solve in the Windows PE environment. Can you change the SATA controller mode in Bios to IDE (ATA/PATA)?

    If this does not work: If you have a second PC, you can try the solution explained in this FAQ.

    Best greetings from Germany

    Sunday, January 25, 2009 7:51 PM