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Windows Server 2012 – This computer’s hardware may not support booting to this disk.

This usually occurs when you are using a new SATA or solid-state drive that hasn’t been initialized yet.

  1. To fix this issue – use the Windows Server 2012 device manager tools during setup to create the partition on the hard drive that you are attempting to install to. You can use this opportunity to layout any extra partitions that you may need.

STOP 0x0000007B(0xF78DA63C,0x0000034,0X x0000000,0x0000000 Blue Screen of Death Windows XP

Trying to boot Windows XP and getting the STOP 0x0000007B BSOD?

This usually occurs when Windows is trying to repair/load from a SATA drive, without the appropriate SATA drivers. This is the way I fixed it, due to the fact that many BIOs are different they are generic instructions which should hopefully be easy to follow in your particular circumstance.

  1. Enter the Computer’s BIOs (Usually it is F1 or F2 at computer boot)
  2. Go into the HDD Section or an area indicating any Controller options (Using the Arrow Keys & the Enter button to navigate)
  3. Change the HDD controller from AHCI/SATA or Raid to ATA or IDE
  4. Restart the computer boot up or Windows install.

AMD Data change…update new data to DMI Error

Getting the “AMD Data change…update new data to DMI” error? Try these fixes below.

  1. Press F1, or F2 to enter BIOs
  2. Due to the fact that all BIOs are different, look for ACPI options, usually in Power Management.
  3. Enable ACPI
  4. Make sure the Time/Date settings are correct, and if not correct them.
  5. Set HDD from SATA to IDE, in the Controller settings.
  6. Restart

If that didn’t work, you are looking at a BIOS/CMOs Upgrade/Flash. Look at the Motherboard’s manufacturers website for information on how to do this. Remember this is quite dangerous and if the wrong model or a power cut occurs during flashing, damage to the Motherboard may occur & make it worse.

Windows Vista Black Screen & Slow to Boot Repair

Ever had the problem where Windows Vista has a Black screen, while trying to boot? I have. This is how I fixed it. (For Advanced users only)
  1. Delete the following folders/files
  2. C:windowssystem32driverspcmcia.sys
  3. C:windowssystem32drivers1394bus.sys
  4. C:windowssystem32driversohci1394.sys
  5. C:windowssystem32driverstorefilerepositorypcmcia.*
  6. C:windowssystem32driverstorefilerepository1394.infblablabla
  7. C:windowssystem32driverstorefilerepositorysdbus.infblablabla*
  8. C:windowsinfsdbus.inf*
  9. C:windowsinfsdbus.PNF*
  10. Restart your computer and choose to edit boot options. You will see a screen which shows default windows boot options: /noexecute=optin. After optin, add /debug command and press esc. (There needs to be a space between optin and /debug.)
  11. Find and delete the following files
  12. Delete sptd.sys
  13. Delete sptd.sy
  14. Delete sptd.sys
  15. Delete sptd.sys
  16. Go to a command prompt and run the following commands
  17. cd windows
  18. del *pcmcia*.* /s/p
  19. del *1394*.* /s/p
  20. Restart computer.
Still not working? Try these additional options below.
  1. Press F2 to enter BIOS mode
  2. 2. Under “Onboard Devices” select “Flash Cache Module” and set it to “Off” (you cannot disable SATA unless this is set to “Off” mode.
  3. Move up to “SATA Operation” and change from “AHCI” to “ATA“.
  4. Restart the computer.