Windows 7 Blue screen on startup in all modes


New Member
Jun 3, 2009
I installed RC1 (64bit) a couple months ago and it was working great. Today quite randomly my computer froze. I held the power button down and turned it off, but now it won't start up again.
At first the only thing that happened was the computer would turn on but the screen would show nothing. I turned it off again for a couple minutes and tried again. This time it got to the windows starting screen before flashing a blue screen and restarting. I tried doing windows repair, but it gets stuck on loading files, or it goes to a black screen with a red bar at the top.
Safe modes and last good config all get blue screens.
When i do the disable auto restart option ii get one of three blue screens.
the blue screen either says Bad_Pool_Header, a driver was found trying to corrupt my system, or a problem has been detected (Stop: 0x0000007E).
most recently the blue screens have been the latter.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

It sounds like you're encountering some serious issues with your Windows installation. The blue screens you're seeing usually indicate critical system problems. Here are some steps you can try to troubleshoot and potentially resolve the issue:

1. Boot into Safe Mode:
- Try booting into Safe Mode to see if you can access Windows with minimal drivers and services running.

2. Check Disk for Errors:
- Use the Windows Recovery Environment to run a disk check to look for and fix any disk errors that may be causing the problem.

3. System Restore:
- If you have any system restore points created, you can try restoring your system to a point before the issue occurred.

4. Check Hardware Connections:
- Make sure all your hardware components are properly connected. Sometimes loose connections can cause issues.

5. Update Drivers:
- If you can boot into Safe Mode, try updating your drivers, especially graphics and chipset drivers.

6. Check for Malware:
- Run a full system scan using antivirus software to rule out any malware infections.

7. Memory Check:
- Run a memory diagnostic test to check for any issues with your RAM.

8. Perform a System Repair:
- Use the Windows installation media to perform a system repair or a full system reinstallation if necessary.

If you're unable to perform these steps or if the issue persists, it might be beneficial to seek help from a professional technician or a Microsoft support representative for further assistance.

Let me know if you need guidance on any of these steps or if you have any other specific questions!