How to Fix Blue Screen of Death 0x0000007B

Your computer automatically restarts followed by Blue Screen of Death with 0x0000007B error. This error indicates a serious problem with your system. Verify the Registry configurations. If you’re using a SATA Hard Disk, change required settings. Verify the state of Master Boot Record (MBR).

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Modify Registry Settings

Delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters Registry keys.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Press Windows Key + R simultaneously.
  2. Type “RegEdit” in the textbox, click OK.
  3. This opens up Registry Editor.
  4. Locate following sub key:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  1. Delete the following strings:
  • UpperFilters
  • LowerFilters
  1. Exit Registry Editor and restart your machine.

Change SATA Operation Settings

Here’s how to set recommended settings for your SATA Hard Drive.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Restart your PC.
  2. Press F2 or Delete key repeatedly, as the case may be.
  3. Go to the Drivers section.
  4. Set SATA Operation: RAID Auto/ATA
  5. Go to Exit menu, select “Save settings and exit”. This saves your new settings and restarts your PC.

Perform System Files Scanning

Fire up Command Prompt and set below settings:


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

  1. Insert Windows installation disc in your DVD Drive.
  2. Press Windows Key + X, select Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. Type following command. Remember, replace x: with your Windows installation disk drive letter; and c: with Windows system partition.
  • sfc /scannow /offbootdir=x: /offwindir=c:windows
  1. Press ENTER.
  2. This starts checking your system files for corruption. System File Checker replaces corrupt, missing, renamed or deleted files.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs | Accessories.
  2. Right click Command Prompt; select Run as administrator.
  3. Refer Steps # 3-5 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Repair Master Boot Record

Here’s how to correct your computer’s MBR:

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Insert Windows Operating System Installation disc.
  2. Press F2 or Delete key repeatedly to open BIOS Configuration screen.
  3. Set the following boot sequence:
  • First Boot Device: DVD ROM
  • Second Boot Device: Hard Disk
  1. Save settings and exit.
  2. This restarts your PC. Press any key when you’re prompted to do so.
  3. Wait till the setup wizard loads.
  4. Select your time, currency and language. Click Next button.
  5. Click “Repair my computer” link in subsequent page.
  6. Here comes a list of all installed operating systems. Select the OS you want to troubleshoot. Click Next button.
  7. Click Command Prompt icon in System Recovery Options page.
  8. This opens up Command Prompt. Type following command; press ENTER:
  • exe /fixmbr
  1. Exit Command Prompt and restart your computer.

Uninstall Malfunctioning Devices

Check the status of your device drivers. If a yellow-color exclamation mark is found, uninstall such drivers.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

  1. Press Windows Key + X, select Device Manager.
  2. Expand top node.
  3. Click View | Show hidden devices.
  4. Do you see a yellow color exclamation mark ahead of some devices? Uninstall such devices by right clicking and selecting Uninstall option.
  5. Exit the tool. Restart the PC when you’re done.

For Windows 7:

  1. Click Start | Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Security | System | Device Manager.
  3. Refer Steps # 2-5 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

For Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start | Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Maintenance | Device Manager.
  3. Refer Steps # 2-5 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

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