STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) Blue Screen During Install Of Windows XP

By Garrett Blanton posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - (How To's)

Over the weekend I helped remove Windows Vista from my friends Dell Latitude E4300. Since all the drivers were offered on their support site I downloaded the SATA driver, merged the driver into Windows XP SP2 using nLite, then started the reinstallation process. Just after copying files to the hard drive the laptop would crash into a blue screen with the following error;  STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). After scouring the web for fixes and trying many things that didn’t work, I finally came across a fix that allowed me to fully install Windows XP Pro SP2 onto a Dell Latitude E4300.

I resolved the stop issue by the following these steps.

1. During start up, when you see the Dell logo, press F2 to enter the BIOS

2. Expand the "Drives" section

3. Go to "SATA Operation"

4. Change this from "RAID AHCI" to "RAID ATA"

5. Exit BIOS saving changes

Comments (46)

By PAPU posted on Friday, April 9, 2010 @ 9:29 AM
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) Blue Screen During Install Of Windows XP
I have my Fujitsu Amilo li3710..

Please give some solution...!!!!
By PAPU posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 7:55 PM
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) Blue Screen During Install Of Windows XP
I have my Fujitsu Amilo li3710..

Please give some solution...!!!!
By uday posted on Saturday, July 31, 2010 @ 11:09 AM
Hai im uday

im also the victim of blue screen error ; shows that error might be the virus attact or hard drive controller error and chkdsk /f command to scan the disk errors. and my Lappy config is compaq presario CQ40 425tu , 2gb ram dual-core cpu T4200 @ 2.00Ghz . and also updated the bios to F.61 still it's not functioning , now it's ruuning on windows 7 , the error occuring while im preparing to windows xp on the machine, anyone pls cum up with nice solution pls , hoping for the result
By mohit posted on Sunday, August 8, 2010 @ 9:39 PM
i m also suffer from this problem.STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) Blue Screen During Install Of Windows lappy config is compaq presario cq40 & there is no option about drives in bios as describe above plz send me solution ...
By james posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 @ 5:09 AM
The best way to fix this problem is to replace your RAM.
By peace posted on Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 9:10 AM
how about compaq presario cq40? i installed w7 but it owez had this blue screen problem...what am i should do? pliz help me
By Jody posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 10:05 PM
I am a IT Support Analyst and I just wanted to say you ROCK! I have two laptops that have done this to me recently. One was a Dell and the other was a Lenovo. In the Lenovo T410 you don't have the option to change to RAID ATA, but it would
the setting is called compatible setting. So I have to say, you saved me alot of time! Thanks!!!!
By Bailey posted on Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 9:12 PM
i don't have a dell, i have a Toshiba, but it worked similar for me.
Go into BIOS and advanced settings and select your sata hard drive or something with AHCI. change that to compatibility or something similar and you should be off to XP in no time!
By Chamroeun posted on Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 12:44 PM
Thx 4 ur comment Garrett I do follow u it work fine on Dell pc
By gorwell posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 3:28 AM
Changed from SATA to auto/ata. And I`m back in business!


By tamil posted on Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 7:58 AM
It worked .. Thanks a lot
By RENE123 posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 4:38 PM
thanks it works
By amit avasthi posted on Sunday, May 6, 2012 @ 10:06 AM
Changing "RAID AHCI" to "RAID ATA" worked wonders for me . Thanks a lot. i spent nearly one full day to fix or try to reinstall OS . your comments are very well appreciated. Thanks a ton :-)
By Aosbill posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 @ 6:40 PM
worked great. thanks a million
By Pete posted on Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 9:41 PM
Best advice yet. Thank you very much, saved time and $$$$.
By Daryl posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 7:09 PM
Thanks man!
By Naveen posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 2:03 PM
I have received same error blue screen from my lappy the error is :
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) plz.. give a solution i have much data in my lappy plz... give me a solution...
By Pankaj Pandey posted on Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 1:50 PM
I have HCL Laptop p38 pdc having problem with STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) Blue Screen During Install Of Windows XP

please help me.
By sanjoy posted on Saturday, June 23, 2012 @ 10:30 AM
compaq presaric cq42 i3 xp STOP_0x0000007B_0xF78D2524_0xC0000034_0x00000000_0x00000000
By Steve posted on Monday, July 9, 2012 @ 7:04 PM
By changing "RAID AHCI" to "RAID ATA" solved my problem. Thank you very much.
By karthi posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 7:12 PM
Hi friend, I am computer science student, i had a problem in installing the xp but your troubleshooting steps has solved that problems.
By ratnaraj posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @ 7:15 PM
can u help me the solution for the sony vaio e series (vpceb34en)pls urgent
By David Kirk posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 @ 10:22 PM
Thank you for the post. It saved me a ton of troubleshooting work.
By shaik baji posted on Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 7:25 PM
Guys i have a problem with my PC.after booting with Xp it ask "press any key to boot from cd/dvd.
After the setup screen arrives with in 3 seconds it shows only a black screen.i have wait for a long time and also changed many boot-able cd's. This problem is not coming while am booting with windows7
By Muhammad Rashid Sattar posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 1:49 PM
it,s 100% work i am very thankful to you...:) Thanks a lot again and again....
By jeepster posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 2:26 AM
By Anirudh posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 10:15 AM
where to find the drive settings in bios in compaq presario q42???
i have to change the raid settings.
By Furqan posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 6:23 PM
Thanks a lot..i had a serous issue regarding this....u just helped me a lot....
By MONTCHAR posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 11:59 PM
same in france this solution function. thank you very much
By asina kereking posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 2:41 PM
this is really helpful. thanks a ton.
By Harish Kumar Sharma posted on Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 6:32 PM
Sir, I haveLaptop HP pavilion dv4 1502tu having problem with STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) Blue Screen During Install Of Windows XP but suggested by that Go into BIOS and advanced settings and select your sata hard drive or something with AHCI but in the BIOS setting in advance there is no option for changing this setting please help me wat to do sir urgent.
By DMikics posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 2:05 AM
You saved me alot of time, energy and money.Thanks a lot for your help!! :)
By Hay Zee posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 11:02 PM
Well this solution works, I installed a New WD 160 GB Sata 5400, in Dell Vstro 1720, and it keep coming with this error, ( Windows XP Home Prem.) i did the change in the setting menu and change the Sata Mode from from "RAID AHCI" to "RAID ATA"
all works perfect, I thought i want to share it with you and also included the Model that im working with , Thanks
By Jeanine T. posted on Monday, July 1, 2013 @ 8:53 AM
This also worked on a Dell e6500. 160 GB hard drive crashed - replaced with 1 TB. Thank you....saved a head explosion :-)
By vahid ap posted on Sunday, July 7, 2013 @ 2:41 PM
tnx dude ;) i do ur solotion and fixing my problem
By Tiago posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 4:05 AM
Thanks! I resolved the problem. This problem occurred with a DL160 G6 server.
By Akshay Gothankar posted on Sunday, August 4, 2013 @ 10:07 AM
I am using Sony Vaio - E series VPCEB44EN laptop. I am also facing the same blue screen problem. I tried to use the solutions given here. But in actual there is no any option available to change the drive configuration From SATA to ATA or like that.
Please help me in this case. The BIOS details are
BIOS Version: R1140Y8
EC Version : K1140Y8
ME Version :
By nasir ch posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 @ 6:12 AM
oh i m very thank full for blue screen error by using (sata RAID AHCI" to "RAID ATA")
my problem completly solved 100%
By Dean posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 @ 6:50 AM
After hours and hours you saved me a lot of time. Thanks a bunch
By HM Awais Raza posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 @ 10:28 AM
i have same problem in Win7.. tell me the solution of this bluee screen error..
By play madlala posted on Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 11:55 AM
Thank you very much i have succeeded with my installation when i had the blue screen error and read the guidelines from your testimonies and i hav a toshiba machine that was using windows 7 and i wanted o install xp for other purpse use and istrugled the whole day yesterday until today morning when i googled and got the answer to my problem and what was happening is that my machine was setup to AHCI mode on advanced settings and i changed to Compabilitu mode and boom my xp is working and am bussy installing device drivers as iam speaking thanks alot for your input hope my experiance will help some one as well
By billy posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 11:41 AM
i don't fond a section " drives", i have this sections :
standard CMOS features
Advanced BIOS features
integrated peripherals
power management setup
Pnp/PCI configuration
pc health status
MB intelligent tweaker (M.I.T.)
By akkas sarkar posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014 @ 7:40 PM
work 100%
By Gerhard posted on Monday, August 4, 2014 @ 7:19 AM
Billy. you will find it under "intergrated peripherals"
By Trevor Hutchinson posted on Friday, January 2, 2015 @ 7:01 PM
I have setup a new 500gb toshiba SATA 2 hard drive to run dual boot.
Windows XP pro 32bit and windows 64bit.
Unable to install XP pro, just goes into error and blue screen.
I've removed the hard drive and placed it in my Packard Bell, loaded XP pro 32bit and win 8 64bit with no problem, and both run fine.
Removed the hard drive from the packard bell laptop and place it back into the HP g6-1278sa, dual boot screen on start up.
Options windows 8 or earlier windows.
Windows 8 works fine.
Windows XP pro starts to load and then we get the blue screen with error message.
I've look at my advanced settings in the bios but nothing about Sata drives?
By Rob Rolley posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015 @ 10:09 PM
Thanks so much ..the ATA thing worked. My laptop failed with this the night before a music concert ...I was pulling my hair out thinking I needed to get another one loaded up with all my music apps.
Phew You saved me hours.
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