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

Tracy King updated on Feb 22, 2023 | 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. 

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:

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Step 1. To create a bootable disk of EaseUS Partition Master, you should prepare a storage media, like a USB drive, flash drive or a CD/DVD disc. Then, correctly connect the drive to your computer.

Step 2. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, and find the "Bootable Media" feature on the left. Click on it.

Step 3. You can choose the USB or CD/DVD when the drive is available. However, if you do not have a storage device at hand, you can also save the ISO file to a local drive, and later burn it to a storage media. Once made the option, click the "Create" button to begin.

  • Check the Warning message and click "Yes".

When the process finishes, you have successfully created an EaseUS Partition Master WinPE bootable disk. Now, you can manage your hard disks and partitions through the bootable drive whenever the computer fails to boot normally.

If you have RAID drives, load the RAID driver first by clicking Add Driver from the menu bar, which can help you add the driver of your device under WinPE environment, as some specific device cannot be recognized under WinPE environment without drivers installed, such as RAID or some specific hard disk.

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. 

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. 

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 10 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions to resolve Windows & Mac data recovery, data backup, partition management, data transfer, Windows update issues, etc.

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