[Solved] Windows 7 Fail to Boot with 0x0000007B BSOD Error

Tracy King updated on Jul 08, 2024 | Home >Computer Instruction

"Last Friday, I tried to install a small free software tool in my Windows 7 computer, and it was almost finished. Then Windows popped up a message, telling me that the installation was almost finished and I should reboot Windows to keep the change. It also mentioned that an unknown error had occurred so that I must restart my computer to fix the error. 
Yes, then the BSOD with the error code "0x0000007B" occurred to my PC. Windows 7 failed to boot, and I tried several times. It just wouldn't enter the Windows screen. Does anyone know how to fix this problem in Windows 7? I need your help!"

Have you ever encountered the blue screen of death in Windows system with the 0x00000007B error code shown on your PC? Having a boot loop in Windows 7 that the computer cannot loathe d system with an error code - 0x0000007B? Don't know how to fix this error? Relax! All these troubles can all be fixed in this article. Here we'll provide you with complete solutions to guide you to fix the 0x0000007B issue with blue screen error on Windows 7 without any obstacles.

If you are not quite familiar with Windows system and don't know quite much about Windows system management jobs, it's highly recommended for you to follow Solution 1 to get the error fixed. 
If you prefer 100% free method, you may follow Solution 2, 3 and 4 to get troubles fixed. Let's see the detailed method to solve Windows 7 BSOD with 0x0000007B error code error now. 

Solution 1: Fix Windows 7 boot loop via bootable disk

The fastest and most effective method to fix Windows 7 boot loop with 0x0000007B BSOD error is to use a bootable disk to reboot Windows and restore it into a healthy state.
 To do this, you shall create a WinPE bootable disk from a healthy PC and then reboot Windows 7 with the 0x0000007B error from the bootable disk. How to create a bootable disk? Professional partition manager software such as EaseUS Partition Master can help.  Follow the guide to use this tool to fix boot loop on Windows 7.

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If your computer is unbootable now, start with Step 1 here. If it's bootable, move to Step 3 and start the process.

Step 1. Prepare a new PC and create a bootable media with EaseUS Partition Master

  • On a new computer, connect an empty USB to your PC.
  • Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master, go to the Bootable Media section, select "Create bootable media" and click "Next".
  • Select the empty USB or external disk as target disk to create the bootable media for creating a Blue Screen error check tool.

Step 2. Boot PC from EaseUS bootable USB

Then, connect the bootable USB to your PC with Blue screen error, and reboot PC from the USB by configuring it as a boot drive. The process is: restart PC, press F2/F8/F11/Del key to enter BIOS, go to boot menu and configure the USB as boot drive, save changes and restart the PC.

Step 3. Enable EaseUS Partition Master with its Boot Repair feature, and open "Blue Screen" tool.

When EaseUS Partition Master launches, go to the Toolkit section and click "Boot Repair".

Open blue screen error check feature

Then, click "Blue Screen" and click the listed Blue Screen error to check it's details. Or, you can type in a specific blue screen code or description to find the respective answer for fixing it.

Check blue screen error

Step 4. Fix blue screen error

  • Now, you can follow the solution guide to get rid of the respective BSOD or blue screen issue from your PC.
  • If it doesn't work, you can also click the "Live Chat" button to request a remote assistance for fixing this issue with the help of EaseUS tech support team.

It supports to create a bootable disk and fix dead PC into a healthy state with ease. You can just free download it and follow the steps to solve Windows 7 BSOD with 0x0000007B error code with ease now:

Data loss trouble in Windows system with 0x0000007B might be unavoidable, and you don't need to worry at all. Professional data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can help you restore all lost data due to system error with its Deep Scan mode. 

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Solution 2: Solve 0x0000007B error by changing Windows Configuration

Step 1: Shut down PC and reboot PC by press the "Power" button > Press "F2" while PC is booting up.

Step 2: Enter BIOS and change "SATA Operation" from AHCI to ATA in Advanced option.

Step 3: Save changes by selecting "Yes".

Step 4: Press "F10" continuously till a window pops up with the message: Save configuration and reset? > Select "Yes".

Step 5: Then you'll see a Setup Window, and you can follow the guide to setup Windows again:

  • To set up Windows now, press "Enter".
  • To repair Windows installation using Recovery Console, press "R".
  • To quit Setup without installing Windows, press "F3".

If you need to get Windows 7 back immediately and get rid of 0x0000007B from your PC, the first option shall work.

Solution 3: Fix 0x0000007B error via Windows installation media

Step 1: Set USB as a Windows installation drive in advance and connect it with PC.

Step 2: Restart PC and press "F12" continuously till the "Boot Windows" menu shows up.

Step 3: Select your USB as the boot drive to try to reboot Windows.

Step 4: If it fails, reboot PC and press "F2" to enter BIOS.

Step 5: Set "SATA Mode" from AHCI to IDE > Save changes and reboot.

Step 6: Choose to load Windows from USB flash drive, and you'll enter a Windows Setup window with below choice:

  • To set up Windows now, press "Enter".
  • To repair Windows installation using Recovery Console, press "R".
  • To quit Setup without installing Windows, press "F3".

A fast move to get 0x0000007B blue screen problem solved in your PC is to select the first option and press Enter to setup Windows 7 now.

Solution 4: Extract old PC data and reinstall Windows system to fix the matter

If none of the methods works to help you out, you may just try this method to directly reinstall Windows system on your PC. Don't worry about losing data. The two steps below will help to solve all your worries and get problems fixed with ease: 

Step 1: Extract old PC data first.

You can either choose to remove the hard drive to a new PC and extract data or to use EaseUS Todo Backup to create an emergency disk in the USB drive to reboot the PC with 0x0000007B error and backup your present PC data.

Step 2: Reinstall the Windows system to fix the 0x0000007B error.

  • Go to the Microsoft website and download a Windows 7 system image for your PC.
  • Install the image in your USB drive and connect it with a PC.
  • Press "Del" to enter BIOS and set USB as the boot media.
  • Load system and follow the onscreen guide to install Windows in your PC to get 0x0000007B error code fixed.

Don't worry about having BSOD with error code 0x0000007B in Windows 7 anymore. If you are having a similar problem in other Windows systems such as Windows 10 or 8, you can also follow this article to get your problem solved. 

If you still have a problem, watch this video:

For those who prefer guided support, our team of specialists is ready to provide step-by-step assistance over the phone or via chat.

EaseUS experts are available to provide you with 1-on-1 manual services (24*7) and help fix Windows boot error, BSOD or computer boot loop issues. Our experts will offer you FREE evaluation services and efficiently diagnose and resolve system boot failure, Windows stop codes and OS lagging issues using their decades of experiences.

  • 1. Fix BSOD - blue/black screen of death error due to Windows update or other reasons.
  • 2. Get rid of Windows boot error such as no bootable device found, or BCD file corruption.
  • 3. Serve to fix 0X000_error codes on Windows system or OS boot loop issues.

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Updated by Oliver

Oliver is an EaseUS professional writer who dares explore new areas. With a passion for solving tech issues with straightforward guides for common users, Oliver keeps honing his writing craft by developing in-depth solutions for disk and partition management, computer boot-up issues, file transfer, etc.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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