The motherboard in my old system died, so I moved the hard drive over to my backup system and now I'm receiving this error. I'm able to read the drive perfectly fine in the Recovery screen and it ask for my windows login password and that processes fine.

  1. Tried chkdsk /f no errors found
  2. Tried repairing bootrec and rebuild but I keep getting this error "total identified windows installations: 0"
  3. Tried system restore in the system recovery option screen.
  4. Safe mode receives the same blue screen error.
  5. Ran SFC no file problems
  6. Also tried manually rebuilding the boot.ini, crashed it but windows detected and auto rebuilt it from the backup. But still same blue screen.

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart you computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical Information:

  • STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A98E8,0xFFFFFFFFC000000D,0x0000000000000000,0x0000000000000000)
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    Change the hard drive emulation mode. If it's RAID, try AHCI. If it's AHCI, try RAID. If that doesn't work, try IDE/compatibility. If you're getting zero identifiers windows installations, you didn't load the driver when it asked you if you wanted to. Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 11:39
  • @DavidSchwartz this is in the Bios correct? cause currently I can't login to windows at all. It should be AHCI, i'll try RAID to see if it'll get me in
    – acctman
    Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 12:16
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    does anyone know what a BCD4Windows is? Mobile techie says :after moving a disk to new h/w or changing a mobo then it is very simply solved by using Fix HDC or Fix IDE tools to inject a generic controller. These are both available on the UBCD4Windows or as standalone tools. think-like-a-computer.com/2011/03/03/stop-0x0000007b-windows Same basic idea that David presented but to get the drivers back to "compatable" things too?
    – Psycogeek
    Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 12:41
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    – Psycogeek
    Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 12:46
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    i'm back in i ended up using 911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=24245 its a standalone Fix_7hdc.vbs took less then 5secs to run and done
    – acctman
    Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 16:35

2 Answers 2


I download and used the Vbscript from here: http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=24245 install the file to a usb drive and ran from the System Recovery command prompt screen.

used the command: cscript Fix_7hdc.vbs /enable /search


If anyone has this BSOD code, this worked for me:

I have an Inspiron 1545 and hit AltF10, and then deleted the following line of text:


Then, it boots.

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