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 about.com http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/stop0x0000007b.htm 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 ››