Fixes for 0x0000007B BSOD Error in Windows 10/8/7

Tracy King updated on Sep 10, 2020 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

Feel upset that your computer cannot boot anymore with the error code '0x0000007B' in Windows 10, 8 or 7? Cannot finish the system installing process and even get a BSOD issue?

Relax! All your troubles can be fixed now. Here in this article, we'll provide you with direct and effective methods for you to fix BSOD in Windows 10/8/7 with ease. (If you are worried about losing important data in your PC while solving the problem, you may directly try Fix 3 and Fix 4 to get the problems solved.)

Fix 1: Change Windows Configuration
Fix 2: Fix 0x0000007B error with Windows installation media
Fix 3: Reboot dead PC from bootable disk
Fix 4: Extract old PC data and reinstall Windows system

Causes of the 0x0000007B error in PC:

There are quite a lot of reasons that may cause the BSOD error in Windows 10, 8 or 7. And to figure out reasons will help you find out the most effective solutions. Here are some major reasons that may cause blue screen issue with the error code '0x0000007B'  on your PC:

  • System file damage
  • Software compatible issue
  • Virus attack
  • System update or installation failure
  • ...

Now, follow one of the solutions below to cope with the issue.

Fix 1: Change 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".

It's recommended to choose the first option to get 0x0000007B problem solved.

Fix 2: Fix 0x0000007B error with 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".

First option is recommended as the fast choice to get 0x0000007B blue screen problem solved in your PC.

Fix 3: Reboot dead PC with 0x0000007B BSOD error from bootable disk

Another fast fix solution for 0x0000007B error in Windows 10/8/7 is to use a bootable disk to reboot Windows and setup it into a healthy state. To do this, you shall create a WinPE bootable disk from a healthy PC and then reboot PC with 0x0000007B error with ease. And a powerful partition manager software will help you solve this issue with ease. 

You can try EaseUS Partition Master and let it fix Windows fail to boot with 0x0000007B blue screen error with ease now:

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Step 1: Prepare a disc or drive

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. Correctly connect the drive to your computer.

Launch EaseUS Partition Master, go to the "WinPE Creator" feature on the top. Click on it.

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Step 2: Create EaseUS Partition Master bootable drive

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 "Proceed".

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You have 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.

This may lead data loss trouble in your PC on C drive. But you don't need to worry. You may try professional data recovery software such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to let it help you scan and restore all lost data.

Fix 4. Extract old PC data and reinstall Windows system to fix 0x0000007B error

This is the most direct way that most users try but you shall be very careful so to avoid further problems in your Windows PC. 

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 PC with 0x0000007B error and backup your present PC data.

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

  • Go to Microsoft website and download a Windows 7 system image for your PC.
  • Install the image in your USB drive and connect it with 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.

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Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

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Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

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What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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