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How do I fix 0x8007007b?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

0x8007007B is a Windows error code that indicates either a file system issue or a corrupt registry. The code can also indicate that there are corrupt files on the hard drive. This error code is often caused by a virus or malware infection.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. Close all programs and windows on your computer. This includes the Windows logo screen.
  2. Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord.
  3. Wait 10 seconds and plug in the power cord.
  4. Press and hold the power button on your computer for 30 seconds.
  5. After 30 seconds, release the power button and allow your computer to restart.
  6. If your computer restarted properly, try to start it again and see if the error has gone away.

2. Check if the file is corrupted

  1. Start Windows Explorer
  2. Navigate to the file that is giving you the error and double-click it
  3. If the file opens in Windows Explorer, it is not corrupted and you can skip to step 5. If the file does not open in Windows Explorer, continue to step 4
  4. Right-click the file and select Properties
  5. Under the General tab, click the Error Checking button
  6. If the message 0x8007007b is displayed, the file is corrupted and you will need to fix it. See the instructions below for how to do this.

3. Update your drivers

  1. Right-click on the device that is causing the problem and select "Update Driver."
  2. Browse to the folder where the drivers are located and select the file.
  3. Click on "Install."
  4. If prompted, choose the location of the driver files.
  5. Wait until the driver has been installed.
  6. Restart your computer.

4. Scan for viruses and malware

The steps to scan for viruses and malware in order to fix 0x8007007b would include:

  1. Verify that the computer is properly configured for anti-virus protection.
  2. Scan for viruses and malware using a virus scanner that is compatible with the computer's operating system.
  3. Remove any viruses or malware that is detected.
  4. Repair any damage that was caused by the viruses or malware.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Clean your registry.
  2. Try a different method of installation.
  3. Contact Microsoft support.