Moving Windows XP from Intel to AMD will cause a BSOD during startup (STOP 0x07E)…here’s the fix

// April 13th, 2009 // Computers, Windows

Moving Windows XP from Intel to AMD will cause a BSOD during startup (STOP 0x07E). Instead of starting over, (i.e. format and reinstall of Windows) spend fifteen minutes following the steps below. You will be rewarded with a working computer.

  1. Take the hard drive out of the old computer (Intel) and install it in the new computer (AMD).
  2. Place the Windows XP Installation CD in the CD Drive and boot the new computer from it.  Some folks have reported success by going to directly to Step 8 from here.
  3. When the initial Windows XP Setup files have been loaded, press Enter to start a Windows XP Installation.
  4. Press F8 if prompted to agree to the Microsoft End User License Agreement (EULA).
  5. The installer will search for (and find) the Windows installation  that already exists on your hard drive.
  6. You be asked if you want to perform a Repair Install. Yes, you do! Press “R” to confirm and begin.
  7. The installation environment is copied to the hard drive, and it automatically reboots to run the rest of the installation.
  8. If you allow the computer to try to boot from the hard drive, it will blue screen. Instead, boot from the XP Setup CD again.
  9. Enter the Recovery Console (press “R” at the first screen)
  10. When you are logged into your Windows installation, and have the command prompt in front of you (C:Windows), navigate to the following directory:
    • C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
  11. Your command prompt should now read: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and be awaiting you to key in a command.
  12. Run the following two commands:
    • delete intelide.sys
    • delete intelppm.sys
  13. Type exit and press Enter.
  14. Let the computer boot from the hard drive this time and your computer will run through what appears to be a first time Windows XP install. This is actually a repair install. It won’t take long, and your applications/data will not be disturbed.
  15. Install the necessary drivers for any new hardware, install a massive number of Windows Updates, and you should be back in business.

22 Responses to “Moving Windows XP from Intel to AMD will cause a BSOD during startup (STOP 0x07E)…here’s the fix”

  1. jonathan sano says:

    thanks , i was able to fix my old xp pc afteer swapping hdd

  2. Fernando says:

    Thank you so much for the aid!!!
    I was trying to solve this problem for 5 days!!! and finally you came with the solution so easily, this page goes to my favorites…

    Thank you so much again!!!!

  3. Philippe says:

    Thank you so much for the hint… I too was able to get XP working without performing a repair install. Although I was getting the BSOD, my PC was still able to boot in safe mode after the migration. Installed all the new drivers from there, deleted intelide and intelppm and voilà!

  4. After spending several hours trying to work this out I found your site, and have finally fixed the bsod issue!! Thank you.

  5. ubworks says:

    finally… big help for me… thanks.

  6. her says:

    great!! it work for me. just delete intelppm.sys. thank you very much. nice share

  7. jdog says:

    Same problem, migrating from Intel Core 2 Duo to AMD AM3 Phenom II X4 platform.

    Booted into Safe mode, ran “Autoruns” from Sysinternals which allows you to selectively disable windows drivers as well.

    I disabled the intelppm.sys driver in Autoruns, rebooted and no blue screen.

  8. Trinity says:

    Sweet. Thank you.

  9. budhzie says:

    thanks so muach, can’t find intelide.sys to remove, just intelppm.sys, this methode really help lazy people like me a lottt . . . 😀
    thanks . . . love u

  10. Telligent says:

    Thanks! This saved me a lot of time! IMPORTANT: I was able to get XP working *WITHOUT* the repair install. I only needed to delete intelide.sys/intelppm.sys from C:WindowsSystem32Drivers.

    I was able to do it from safe mode, but if that doesn’t work you can either use the recovery console or something like ubcd4win.

  11. amg says:

    The crash is due to a poorly written kernel mode driver from Intel. Totally a software problem.

  12. Devo says:

    What about migrating intel to AMD in windows 7? I have tried to forcefully uninstall everything intel from device manager while in safe mode and still get blue screen right after the starting windows screen with the AMD setup. Are there some similar drivers I can forcefully delete as well? Named differently I am assuming? Windows 7 64bit, coming from a G31 install

    • amg says:

      My very first recommendation would be to ensure “AHCI Mode” is enabled in the BIOS. It’s likely that an Intel-based Windows 7 computer would have been configured in AHCI (or possibly even RAID) mode. If the AMD system is already setup for AHCI (or RAID) mode and won’t boot, try changing it to “IDE” mode. If this doesn’t get the system to begin booting normally, try booting from the Windows 7 DVD and using the “Startup Repair” routine.

  13. TraforeL says:

    Great. Work like a charm.

  14. sphinx says:

    how about AMD to INtel?

    • amg says:

      In an AMD to Intel migration scenario with XP, there are no leftover BSOD-causing drivers to delete. In other words, you should be able to follow steps 1-7 and be back in business.

  15. celopmuh says:

    Much thanks for this very useful information.

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  17. quantum-oz says:

    Awesome – after many hours of trying this worked first time on SP3. Please note that only intelppm.sys exists in SP3

  18. Chris' says:

    Man, u’re great…!!! It worked…!!! Thanks your contribution….!!!

  19. Thanks ! Great contribution !

  20. sacguy says:

    Thanks for the procedure. It worked. I had a hard time to reinstall the XP cd and stop and blue screen of death until I found this procedure. Thanks again.

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