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STOP 0x000007E – How To Fix The STOP 0x000007E Blue Screen error?

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, My computer suddenly restarts with the STOP 0x000007E error. Any help would be appreciated!“ - Zachary K., USA

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: Many people worry when they see a blue screen error on their computer screen. These errors can look confusing and a little bit scary. Blue screen errors like the Stop 0x000007E error may look like they are difficult to solve, but they are easy to fix once you are able to identify the error.


The STOP 0x000007E error appears on a blue screen and the computer restarts.


The STOP 0x000007E error usually occurs due to hard drive failure or corrupt device drivers.


Here are some ways to fix the STOP 0x000007E error:

Check The Computer’s Hard Drive

  1. Press Windows Key + E to open My Computer / My PC.
  2. Right-click the C Drive
    STOP 0x000007E - Windows 8 System Drive -- Windows Wally

    It has a Windows logo indicating that this is where Windows is installed.
  3. Click Properties.
  4. There should be at least 5 to 10 GB of free space left in the C Drive.
  5. Right-click the C Drive and click Properties
    STOP 0x000007E - File Explorer - This PC - C Drive - Properties -- Windows Wally
  6. Go to the General tab > click Disk Cleanup

You can also try using Crystal Disk Info to make sure that your hard drive is in good health. This tool will read the hard drive’s SMART log and tell you if the hard drive is failing. If the hard drive is failing according to Crystal Disk Info’s report, then backup your data and replace the hard drive as soon as possible.

Update All Device Drivers

Outdated device drivers are the most common cause of blue screen errors. A driver is software that sits between the hardware and the Windows operating system and helps them communicate. Device drivers can be downloaded from your computer manufacturer’s website.

Go to your computer maker’s website and look for your computer model. Once you find your computer on the website, download all relevant device drivers and install them one-by-one. Make sure to restart the computer as needed. If you are in a hurry, you can update all drivers using software like DriverDoc. This will help save the time it takes to find drivers manually.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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