Windows XP – Stop 0x0000007B Error

Windows XP

Stop 0x0000007B ErrorAfter You Move the Windows XP System Disk to Another Computer.

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


When you start Windows XP Setup after you copy an image to a new target computer, you may receive the following error message:

STOP 0x0000007B


This problem can occur if the Sysprep.inf file (the Sysprep answer file) that was used on the master computer (before the image was created) was missing the [SysprepMassStorage] section.


When you use the [Sysprep] section with the “BuildMassStorageSection=yes” parameter in the Sysprep.inf file, you should ensure that the [SysprepMassStorage] section is present in conjunction with the [Sysprep] section.


[Sysprep] BuildMassStorageSection=yes [SysprepMassStorage]

The [Sysprep] section automatically generates the entries in the [SysprepMassStorage] section, and without this section, required mass storage devices cannot be loaded, and a STOP 0x7B error message is generated.


For more information, see the SupportDeploy.cabDeploy.chm and Ref.chm files in the Windows XP Professional CD-ROM.

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