Microsoft Windows Operating systems have been in the market for so long but it still has the some basic errors attached to the roots of its code. One such error is Blue Screen of Death or popularly called bsod. Some people also mistake it with Black Screen of Death which is a total different thing.
Stop error 0x0000007e message
Common Reason for Blue Screen 0x0000007e Error
This error message is generally displayed for some corrupted driver or failure to load any particular driver into the memory of the Operating system. This occurs due to improper shutdown or abnormal program behavior due to faulty references to objects outside the scope of the program. If it did sound techy, let me explain it to you in simple words.
Say for example you have installed a new hardware for your device. This device has come with an installation disk and you have successfully installed the program to your computer. Now if the driver requires you to have another program in your system which it uses for its dll (dynamic link library) references, your system should make sure it is available to the program whenever t needs it. Now if during the execution of the program, it is unable to find the dll reference file and there is no code written to handle that particular exception it will lead to the crash of your system. A common example is when you install a new game. If it requires you to have updated version of direct x in your system and it is unable to find it, your system crashes with a blue screen error message.
0x0000007e Explanation and Understanding
It is very important that you understand what the error message is saying to you. Every error message is specific and no two error messages are similar. To understand the Bsod error message take a look at the image below –
The First part is the bug check information which displays you the condition of the logic which failed to get executed.
The Second Part in the error message shows you the best possible recovery option or the solution which might clear out this problem.
The third part displays you the name of the driver which failed to render.
The last part at the end of the bsod error message displays you the Dump status and along with the port name.
How to overcome bsod 0x0000007e error
Now after you have read the above explanation, I guess you should have the name of the driver which is causing the problem and the bug which is triggering the error. So its time you should start troubleshooting it.
If you can log in under safe mode:
- Restart your windows in safe mode (If you don’t know what safe mode is, stop trying yourself and get a technician to help you out)
- Log into your machine with the administrator privilege.
- Go to the control panel
- Browse to Add or remove programs
- Uninstall the newly installed program which has triggered the error.
- Restart. (In normal mode)
If you are unable to log in under safe mode or the safe mode hangs:
- Get the version of windows which you want to repair
- Boot from the CD or DVD
- Select repair
- When asked for the path, select the path which is shown as “C:/windows”
- Select repair
- After repair it will restart. You will have all your older files moved to a new directory and you can get all you files from there. But remember all programs will be deactivated or of no use further.
- Remember that this will remove all programs from your “C drive” and all your files will be moved to another folder in the drive. So only do it, if you don’t have any important data in “C drive”. All other drives will remain as it is.
Last but Most important thing to do when you have recovered from 0x0000007e problem
Contact the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) of the product and ask them the solution for this problem. Basically all you need to do is upgrade your OS to the latest version and check for any updated version for the program which crashed. It is very important to always install the updated version of a program because in every new version the known bugs and loopholes are eradicated.
So if you can report it to the Manufacturer of the hardware with crash log, it might pave a way to solve the bug in coming versions. Moreover if you are using a genuine windows operating system you can always upload the data with the Windows Error Reporting tool, they might already have the solution for it.
If you still have any problems with this issue you can post back a comment with the encountered problem I will try my best to provide solution to your problems ASAP. Goodluck.