Stop Error 0x0000007E or Continuous Rebooting After Installing Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Uh oh, you've done it now... Time to reformat you computer and start from scratch. Ok, no, there's a rather simple work around that should solve this little issue.

How do I identify this problem?

After rebooting your computer after finishing the installation of the Windows XP Service Pack 3 Update, you can identify this problem by your computer displaying a BSOD Stop error, then rebooting on its own. This process will continue until you either turn off the computer or boot into Safe Mode.

How do I solve Stop Error 0X0000007E? 

If your computer is off, turn it on. Start tapping the F8 key until you see a screen with an option called Safe Mode. You will need to boot into Safe Mode for this fix, so select the Safe Mode option and press enter. Once on your desktop, go to Start -> Run and type regedit then press OK. This should open the Registry Editor. Click on the plus signs next to the following folders:

KHEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Services Intelppm

In the Intelppm section on the right side of the screen look for the entry START and double click it. Change the number to 4 and click ok. Close the Registry Editor, shut down Windows and restart your computer. Windows XP with Service Pack 3 should boot normally now. Please do not make any changes unless you know what you are doing. The Registry is the brain of your Operating System and even a slight change can have catastrophic and hard to detect results. If you would like help with this problem and you live in the Reno/Tahoe area, call me at (775) 338-2173. Otherwise, call a qualified computer technician in your area.
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