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
- Close all programs and windows on your computer. This includes the Windows logo screen.
- Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord.
- Wait 10 seconds and plug in the power cord.
- Press and hold the power button on your computer for 30 seconds.
- After 30 seconds, release the power button and allow your computer to restart.
- 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
- Start Windows Explorer
- Navigate to the file that is giving you the error and double-click it
- 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
- Right-click the file and select Properties
- Under the General tab, click the Error Checking button
- 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
- Right-click on the device that is causing the problem and select "Update Driver."
- Browse to the folder where the drivers are located and select the file.
- Click on "Install."
- If prompted, choose the location of the driver files.
- Wait until the driver has been installed.
- Restart your computer.
4. Scan for viruses and malware
The steps to scan for viruses and malware in order to fix 0x8007007b would include:
- Verify that the computer is properly configured for anti-virus protection.
- Scan for viruses and malware using a virus scanner that is compatible with the computer's operating system.
- Remove any viruses or malware that is detected.
- Repair any damage that was caused by the viruses or malware.
If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:
- Clean your registry.
- Try a different method of installation.
- Contact Microsoft support.