How to Resolve “STOP: 0x0000007E” in Microsoft Windows

Published: 21st July 2010
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Are you unable to boot your Windows computer after upgrading the operating system to Microsoft Windows XP? Are you getting STOP errors while booting your Windows XP computer? The problem generally occurs due to some issues with system threads or incomplete installation of Windows XP operating system. In both the cases, your system cannot boot up and you cannot get into the system for accessing data from its hard drive. In this way, you encounter severe data loss situations, which require hard drive recovery software to be fixed.

As an example of this behavior, you may come across the following error message when you try to boot up your Windows computer after upgrading to Microsoft Windows XP:

"STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x804E518E, 0xFC938104, 0xFC937E04)

WUSB54GCx86.sys- Address 92D89498 base at 92D7c000, Datestamp 45c04cc9"

The file names and parameters in above error may vary as per the cause of this error. This problem occurs every time you try to boot up your system and the boot process gets halted. The system becomes unbootable and totally unusable. To sort out this problem, you need to identify the root of this issue and perform hard drive recovery by fixing it.

Grounds of the issue:

This behavior of Microsoft Windows operating system generally occurs if any system thread generates exception that cannot be caught by the error handler. Exception may occur due to any of the below reasons:

If problem occurs after you reboot your system for the first time during Windows XP Setup or after completion of setup process, the system might be running out of disk space.

The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) of your Windows computer is not compatible to XP or it needs to be updated.
A system service or device driver might be corrupted.
File system, MBR (Master Boot Record), partition table, or any other data structures of your Windows computer are damaged.


In order to sort out this behavior of Microsoft Windows operating system, you need to format the hard drive, reinstall operating system, and then restore data from the most recent backup.

However, if backup is not available, hard drive data recovery software becomes need of hour. The hard drive recovery applications employs powerful scanning algorithms to scan the drive and extract all lost data from it.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is the most excellent solution to effectively handle all data loss situations. The software works well with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000. It recovers lost Windows data from exFAT, NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, VFAT, FAT16, and FAT12 file system partitions.

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