Category Archives: XP Mode

Windows will not boot with a Stop Error 0x0000007B

A very common BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) is a STOP error 0x0000007B and may indicate either a hardware, software or driver issue. Please see the great troubleshooting guide put together by Tim Fisher on One thing that Tim does not mention is that sometimes it is necessary to slipstream the AHCI SATA Controller Drivers … Continue Reading ››

A Virtual Machine, Laptop or Computer running Windows XP is Slow to Startup and/or Applications take a long time to load

These two issues can occur for two different reasons, a corrupt file in the Windows Prefetch Folder or it could be that the Prefetch Folder is cluttered. To resolve these issues you need to¬†delete the contents of the C:\Windows\Prefetch folder and then restart¬†your computer. The Prefetch folder is just a cache of recently used application executables and … Continue Reading ››