Fix 0x1000007e bugcheck blue screen error

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  • The 0x1000007e BSoD error is caused by a severely outdated Silverlight version, system file corruption, or by interference from a third-party service.
  • The first steps should be to install the pending updates if there are any, the perform an SFC scan to find any possible corrupted files.
  • Blue Screen of Death errors look pretty scary but you should concentrate on solutions and the solutions are always found in our Troubleshooting BSoD section.
  • No user is immune to Windows errors but if you come across one, find the possible solution in our Windows 10 errors hub.
Solutions for error 0x1000007e

Getting an error message immediately after starting your Windows 10 computer is not an uncommon occurrence.

The 0x1000007e error is caused by a severely outdated Silverlight version, system file corruption, or by interference from a third-party service.

A hardware-related issue may also be the reason why this 0x1000007e error is shown, but you shouldn’t imagine the worst scenario yet.

Because of the multiple causes of this error, it’s likely that you may have to attempt more than one potential fix to suitably repair it.

With that said, we may only suggest you try the solutions below in the given order.

How can I fix error 0x1000007e on Windows?

1. Install pending updates

pending updates

  1. Press Windows key + R keyboard hotkey to open up a Run dialog box.
  2. Type wuapp.exe inside the text box and press Enter to open up the Windows Update tab of the Settings app.
  3. Once you’re inside the Windows Update screen, click on Check for updates.
  4. After that, follow the next on-screen instructions to install every pending update.
  5. After each Windows update is installed, restart your computer and you should be good to go.

Windows 10 updates are supposed to be automatically downloaded when available and installed. Make sure you install every pending update that Windows has lined up for you.


Can’t install Windows updates? Just check out this guide to see how easy is to fix that.


2. Use SFC /Scannow

corrupt files

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then, you need to search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select Run as administrator.
  3. Type the following command and then press Enter:
    sfc /scannow
  4. System File Checker will now verify the integrity of all protected operating system files on your computer.
  5. It might take quite a while to finish. Once you start this process, you must not interrupt it until the operation is finished.
  6. Restart your computer if sfc /scannow repaired any files.

System file corruption problems could occur as a result of an issue installing a driver, a system update, or application, or even while making any changes to the installation manually.

Windows 10‘s System File Checker (SFC) scannow command can’t fix hardware issues.

But it’s a great place to start if you’re still experiencing the 0x1000007e error and suspect corrupted system files as the culprit.


scannow command has stopped before the process finished? Be sure that we’ve got an easy fix for you.


3. Use the System Restore utility

confirm restore point

  1. Open up a Run dialog box by pressing Windows key + R.
  2. Inside the text box, type rstrui and press Enter to open up the System Restore wizard.
  3. Click Next at the initial prompt.
  4. Select the Restore point you wish to return to and click Next.
  5. Follow the instructions to complete the process.
  6. Lastly, your computer will restart and the new state will be enforced at the next system startup.

Many users reported that the 0x1000007e error was fixed after restoring their PC with the System Restore tool. You may try to do the same.

If System Restore is not working, there is no reason to panic. Just take a look at this useful guide and set things right once again.

Have you attempted to apply one or more of the solutions we have outlined below? Let us know which one worked for you in the comments area below.

FAQ: Read more about BSoD errors

  • How do I fix BSOD errors?

Blue Screen of Death errors look pretty scary but many of them are dangerous. There are many possible errors and as many solutions so first, find the error code and look for the particular fix for that. Here’s how to fix BSoD errors using 4 software solutions

  • What caused BSOD?
Essentially, BSoDs were created to protect your hardware, so when the system encounters a hardware malfunction it stops everything and gives you the error. Read more about what can cause a BSoD error.
  • Can RAM cause blue screen?
Any malfunctioning hardware component may be the cause of a BSoD, including an overheating memory module. If you suspect that your RAM may be the problem, read our step-by-step guide to fix this problem.
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