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Error message when you update the SATA controller driver to the MSAHCI driver after you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1: “STOP 0x7B”

Consider the following scenario. You install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). At the time of the installation, you install a Serial ATA (SATA) controller driver other than the Microsoft Advanced Host Controller Interface (MSAHCI) driver. Then, after Windows Vista SP1 is installed, you update the existing SATA driver to the MSAHCI driver. However, when you restart the computer after you update the driver, you receive the following stop error message:

STOP 0x0000007B (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)
INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB954703.

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