FIX: STOP 0x0000007A, STOP 0x00000077, STOP 0x000000F4 Errors

Microsoft has released a hotfix to fix Stop Error Messages STOP 0x0000007A, STOP 0x00000077, STOP 0x000000F4 in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 when you resume a computer that has a large SATA hard disk.

Consider the following scenario:

You have a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 and the computer has a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) large-sized hard disk.

You put the computer into the Sleep state or into the Hibernate state. Now when you try to resume the computer, you may receive one of the following Stop error messages:

STOP 0x0000007A
STOP 0x00000077
STOP 0x000000F4

This occurs because when you resume a computer, the SATA hard disk drivers require the SATA hard disks to be ready within 10 seconds. However, a large SATA hard disk may take longer than 10 seconds to be ready. In this situation, the resume operation times out.

To resolve this issue download and apply Fix299433. More at KB977178.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.