How to Fix Windows Error 0x7B?

Windows Operating System is a series of system software produced by Microsoft Corporation. There are many versions of this OS, the most current one is Windows 10. 

All these versions of Windows have plenty of unique applications and features thus, it has gained quite a lot of popularity from the users.

Despite having so many distinct features, services, and applications within this system software, even then, you might sometimes stumble upon quite a serious issue. One very specific problem regarding which there is a discussion in this article is the “Windows error 0x7B”.

This is a ‘Blue Screen of Death’ error, which renders the computer unusable. There are various reasons as to why this problem occurs. 

Some of the usual causes of this problem are that if none of the device drivers are up to date, then there is a possibility for you to face this issue. Moreover, if the SATA Operation is not correctly configured, then you can face this problem.

Further, due to some of the system files getting corrupted, there is a chance for you to meet this problem, etc. Read this article carefully to remove this problem.

Ways to Remove this Error

This is the section of the article, that will help you to get rid of the windows error 0x7B in an easy and simple way:

Startup the Computer Once Again

Since a simple restart process can help to eradicate any kinds of errors. Therefore, in this method, you will get easy steps on “how to reboot the computer?” in an easy way. Here are the lines on how can you achieve it:

  • First, click on the ‘Windows’ logo to open the ‘Start’ menu.
  • Within that menu, choose the ‘Power’ icon to reveal the popup menu with power options.
  • Next, from that menu, locate and then choose the ‘Restart’ option. As soon as you do that, then the machine will boot itself up.
  • Once the next boot process is complete then, inspect if this error comes back or not.

Steps to Alter the SATA Operation

Sometimes, when the SATA operation is not configured in the correct way, then there is a possibility for you to encounter this glitch. Mostly, you can get this problem if there is some issue in the boot sector.

The best answer to get rid of this problem is to change the SATA Operation. In order to do that, follow the steps provided underneath:

  • First, start the computer and then, at the initial screen that appears, continuously hit either the ‘Delete’ or ‘‘F2’ keys to enter the BIOS setup.
  • Now, once the ‘BIOS or Basic Input/Output System’ settings screen comes up, then locate the ‘SATA Operation’ option with the arrow keys and choose it.
  • After that, select the ‘ATA’ suboption and then press the ‘Enter’ button to confirm the selection.
  • Next, tap on the ‘F10’ key continuously to show a small dialog box with a name ‘Save & reset’. Then, within that dialog box, there will be a question ‘Save configuration and reset?’, whose answer is ’Yes’. To choose that option, tap ‘Enter’.
  • At this moment, the BIOS settings screen will go away and the computer will boot into the Windows OS.
  • Finally, when the computer boots up then, check if this error reappears or not.

Procedure to Start Windows Using “Last Known Good Configuration”

If there are any changes in the core files of the Operating System, then you might face the error 0x7b on Windows. The easiest solution to rectify this issue from ever happening is to use the “Last Known Good Configuration” option. Follow these sentences beneath on how to do it:

  • First, reboot the machine and then, repeatedly press the ‘F8’ key to enter into the Windows repair screen with various options.
  • Out of all the options present within that screen, use the ‘Down’ arrow key to highlight the ‘Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)’  option. Next to select that option, hit the ‘Enter’ key.
  • As soon as you click on that option, then the computer will boot into the Windows OS with the best configuration.
  • Finally, once the computer is up and running, then see is this error still appears or not.

Use the SFC Tool to Repair the Damaged System Files

When the main Operating System files of the computer gets damaged due to some reason, then you might encounter this problem. The effective solution to simply eradicate this issue is to run the SFC tool.

The System File Checker or SFC is the in-built tool that scans all the system files of the computer for any damages and then repairs them when there is a requirement. Here the below-mentioned steps are there, so follow along:

  • First, insert either the Windows installation media flash drive or DVD into the computer. Then, boot the machine from that flash drive or DVD.
  • Once the Windows Setup screen appears with a blue background, then choose the various options like the language that you prefer, keyboard input and time. After that, tap on the ‘Repair your computer’ link.
  • Now, from the screen that appears afterwards, choose the drive letter of the Windows Installation Media and then click ‘Next’ button.
  • When a new screen comes up, then within the ‘System Recovery Options’ box, select the ‘Command Prompt’ option.
  • At this moment, a new window with the black background and white text having a name ‘Command Prompt’ will show up. Then, inside that window, input the following command – “sfc /scannow /offbootdir=D:\ /offwindir=D:\Windows\” and press the ‘Enter’ button to execute it. Change ‘D’ with the drive letter where Windows is present.
  • Now, wait for the completion of this command. Once the execution is over, then again reboot the computer.
  • At last, when the computer starts up once again, then examine if this error still comes back or not.

Update All the Device Driver 

If all the device drivers of the computer are not up to date, then there is a high chance for you to meet with this problem. The correct way to easily solve this issue all you have to do is to perform an update of every device driver.

Here is the process on how can you perform it:

  • First, restart the computer using the ‘Safe Mode with Internet Connectivity’ option.
  • After that, right-click on the ‘Windows’ logo to open the ‘Options Menu’. Then, from that menu, locate and select the ‘Device Manager’ option.
  • Now, a new window with the name ‘Device Manager’ will come up. In this window, you will get a list full of all the devices and their respective drivers.
  • Next, from that list choose the initial category of device and double-click on it to reveal the sublist, which contains the driver. Now, from that sublist choose the first driver of the chosen device and right-click on it.
  • From the floating menu that appears, choose the ‘Update driver’ option. As soon as you select that option, then a new window with two specific links will come up. Among those two links, choose the first one which says ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’.
  • At this moment, the Windows OS will search automatically for any updates to the driver of a distinct device. If there are any updates available, then those will automatically be updated and installed.
  • Repeat the fourth, fifth and sixth steps on this method to update the rest of all the device drivers one after another. 
  • Once the update procedure of every device driver is over, then close all the window and restart the PC.

Signing Off

But, even after following all the problems on the previous section of this article, still, if you are unable to mitigate this issue.

Then, do not think about it too much. You just need to provide your query in details on the comment section below this article and get a solution.