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Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Vista
When you try to start a Windows Server 2003-based computer, you receive the following stop error message:
STOP: 0x0000007B (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
Several issues may cause this Stop error. One of these issues is that incompatible filter drivers are loaded. Some versions of the VSP.sys driver cause this Stop error.
Note The VSP.sys file is the Veritas Snapshot Provider driver from the Veritas Backup program.
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.To resolve this issue, remove the reference to the VSP.sys driver from the registry. To do this, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 947480 - Last Review: December 17, 2012 - Revision: 1.1