Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 822051 contains the following summary:

This article describes how to troubleshoot "Stop 0x0000007B" error messages that may occur when you run Setup to install Microsoft Windows 2000 Server on your computer or when you install a Windows 2000 service pack on your Windows 2000-based computer. In certain situations, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following on a blue screen when you install Windows 2000 or when you install a Windows 2000 service pack:

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

The "Stop 0x0000007b" error message is a Windows 2000 Executive character-mode Stop error message. It can be caused by various issues. It may indicate that either a failure occurred during I/O system initialization when the driver for the boot device initializes the device that Windows is trying to start from, or that the file system did not initialize because it did not recognize the data that is stored on the boot device. This error message may occur in the following situations:

If Windows is installed on an unsupported disk or small computer system interface (SCSI) controller.
After the installation of a new SCSI adapter or disk controller
When the disk was repartitioned with the system partition.

This article discusses both general and specific troubleshooting steps that you can use in situations when you receive this error message during the installation of Windows 2000 or during the installation of a Windows 2000 service pack.

Note This article discusses how to troubleshoot "Stop 0x0000007B" error messages that may occur when you run Setup to install Windows 2000 or when you install a Windows 2000 service pack. To troubleshoot general "Stop 0x0000007B" error messages that may occur on a Windows 2000-based computer that are not specifically related to Setup, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

822052 How to troubleshoot "Stop 0x0000007B" error messages in Windows 2000