BSOD is called the Blue Screen of Death. This is generally caused due to poor device drivers or malfunctioning of hardware devices like fault in memory card, power supply problems, overheating, or when the hardware runs beyond its limits.
There are few more reasons why error 0×0000007B occurs, like incompatible DLLs, bugs present in the operating system. There are a lot of reasons why errors on Windows 10 occur. But there are two main reasons for the error 0×0000007B to appear on the screen. This error is generally called the Blue Screen of Death.
In Windows 10, the message for BSOD appears as, “Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn’t handle, and now it needs to restart.” This error is also called STOP 0×0000007B error, and it can have many ways to fix it.
When and why the 0×0000007B occurs?
There are two main reasons why this error occurs on the screen:
- Software or the driver not configured
- The system registry is damaged.
These reasons can cause the error stop code 0×0000007B to appear on the screen. There are a few fixes that one can follow to get rid of this error and make your system work smoothly without errors.
Methods to fix the 0×0000007B error code
There are a few methods to solve the 0×0000007B error code:
- Use the last known good configuration to start the Windows.
- Fix the corrupted files
- Start-up repair
- Uninstalling the recently installed software
- Removing Boot sector virus
- Modify the system registry
1) Use the Last known good configuration to start Windows
If the PC is started using Last Known Configuration, the computer starts configured from the last time your system was successfully booted.
Here are the steps mentioned about how you can do this:
- Press the start button, and click on the arrow that is next to the Shot Down. Select the option Restart.
- When the system starts, press the F8 button and hold. If you see the Windows logo appearing on your screen, try shutting down the computer and starting again.
- Open the Advanced Boot option and highlight the Last Known Good configuration, then hit enter. Windows will start without the 0×0000007B error or BSOD error appearing on the screen.
2) Fix the corrupted files
To solve the error code 0×0000007B, you need to make use of the Windows Update troubleshoot. Troubleshooter is a built-in Microsoft feature that is specifically designed to find the errors and fix them in the operating system. It can help you to solve the 0×0000007B error code.
Here are the steps to run this tool:
- Press the Windows logo key and click on the control panel
- Go to the category and choose large or small icons.
- You’ll see an option of Troubleshoot. Select that and go on ‘View all.’
- Once you find Windows Update, select the option ‘Windows Update troubleshooter and follow the prompts to solve error 0×0000007B
- Restart the PC to make the changes effective
This will help you manage the corrupted files in your system and help you fix the error.
3) Startup repair
If the previous method is not working, you can try a Windows 10 startup repair. For this, you need to do the following:
- Boot Windows 10 and select the option ‘troubleshoot.’
- There will be an option that will read ‘advanced settings.’ Select that.
- Go to the option that says ‘Startup Repair.’
By doing this, the startup repair program will eventually scan your Windows 10 and will try fixing all the errors or issues it finds. After this, reboot your system again. This method will help you solve the Windows stop code 0×0000007B error.
4) Uninstalling the recently installed software
You may have recently installed the latest software to your system that is stopping the system from making any updates. This error, too, can cause 0×0000007B error to occur.
To fix this, you need to uninstall the software by going on the ‘Windows 10 Troubleshooter’ option and restarting your computer in safe mode.
5) Removing boot sector viruses
Boot sector viruses tend to infect your computer before Windows is starting. This may end up in you facing error code 0×0000007B on your computer.
To get rid of the virus, you need to do the following:
- On another device, open Windows Defender Online Beta
- Depending upon what Windows version you are using, download either the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version.
- When the download is finished, insert any removable USB drive, a CD, or a DVD and click on the option Save.
- Now try inserting the Windows Defender offline CD, USD, or DVD that is infected and has malware into the PC.
- Let your PC scan all the files and find the error. Once the error code 0×0000007B is found, the Windows Defender will try to resolve the issue.
- Once the scan is done, restart your system, and Windows will boot normally again.
6) Modify the system Registry
If you are facing the 0×0000007B error, then you need to fix your registry issues.
If your operating system is still encountering the 0×0000007B error, it is recommended that you check the registry. The registry might be corrupted or damaged. All you need to do is, modify it – though it is not advisable to this manually because even the slightest mistake like misplaced letters or comas can take your whole system down.
To fix the registry, you need a good and trustworthy tool. There are many registry cleaners available. Do look into them and study the cleaners you find appropriate for your system. Registry cleaners will bring back the registry on track without causing any damage to your system.
This will help your system to boot normally, and you will not face the BSOD error again.
These methods will surely help you to solve the Windows stop code 0×0000007B error. As this error usually occurs on Windows 10, the solutions usually work on the Windows 10 system. These steps will help solve this error, but if you cannot, contact the Microsoft Customer service for any further help.
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