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

Tracy King updated on Jan 11, 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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Step 1. Start EaseUS Partition Master after connecting the external drive/USB to your computer, go to "Bootable Media," and click "Create bootable media."

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Step 2. Select an available USB Drive or CD/DVD and click "Create." You can also burn the Windows ISO file to the storage media.

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Step 3. Connect the created bootable drive to the new computer and reboot the computer by pressing and holding F2/Del to enter the BIOS. Then, set the WinPE bootable drive as the boot disk and press F10 to exit.

Step 4. Boot the computer again and enter the WinPE interface. Then, open EaseUS Partition Master and click "Boot Repair" under the "Toolkit" option.

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Step 5: Select the system you want to repair and click "Repair."

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Step 6. Wait a moment, and you will receive an alert that the system has been successfully repaired. Click "OK" to complete the boot repair process.

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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. 

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Updated by Cici

Cici is the junior editor of the writing team of EaseUS. She accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS for over one year. Now, she wrote a lot of professional articles to help people resolve the issues of hard drive corruption, computer boot errors, and disk partition problems.

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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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