How can I fix error code 0x8007007e?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error code 0x8007007e is a Windows error code that indicates a file system problem. This error code can be caused by a number of things, including a corrupt file system, a corrupt registry, or a virus. This error code can also be caused by a hardware issue, such as a failing hard drive.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

Some common steps to restart your computer and try again in order to fix error code 0x8007007e might include: -Press and hold the power button on your computer for about 30 seconds until you see a "loading" animation -Once the animation is complete, release the power button and then press it again -Select the "restart" option from the Windows "start" menu -Follow the on-screen instructions

2. Try running the program as an administrator

  1. Open the Start Menu and type "cmd"
  2. When the Command Prompt window opens, type "cd" and press Enter
  3. Next, type "cmd" and press Enter again
  4. Type "setx user rights=" and press Enter
  5. Type "exit" and press Enter to close the Command Prompt window
  6. Restart your computer
  7. When you restart your computer, you will need to log in as an administrator.

3. Check your antivirus software and make sure it is up to date

  1. Open the Windows Start Menu and search for "Windows Update."
  2. Click on the "Windows Update" icon that appears in theresults.
  3. Click on the "Check for updates" button.
  4. If there are any updates available, you'll be prompted to install them.
  5. After the updates are installed, click on the "OK" button.
  6. Restart your computer.
  7. After your computer has restarted, check to see if the error code has been resolved. If the error code still persists, you may need to take your computer to an authorized service center to have it checked for a virus.

4. Temporarily disable your antivirus software and try again

  1. Open "Control Panel" by clicking on the "Start" button and typing "control panel" in the search bar.
  2. When the "Control Panel" opens, click on the "Security" icon.
  3. On the "Security" window, click on the "Antivirus" tab.
  4. On the "Antivirus" tab, click on the "Disable" button.
  5. Click on the "Yes" button when asked to restart your computer.
  6. When you restart your computer, try to open the application that you were trying to open before the error occurred. If the error still occurs, please contact our technical support team.

5. Check for updates to your operating system and install any that are available

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Under "System and Security," click on "Windows Update."
  3. On the "Windows Update" page, click on the "Update Now" button.
  4. If there are any updates available, the "Available Updates" section will show a list of updates.
  5. Click on the "Install Updates" button.
  6. The "Update Options" window will open.
  7. In the "Update Options" window, click on the "Choose Where to Install" button.
  8. The "Select Updates" window will open.
  9. In the "Select Updates" window, select the updates that you want to install.
  10. Click on the "Install" button.
  11. The "Update Installation Progress" window will open.
  12. The "Update Installation Progress" window will show the progress of the updates that you have installed.
  13. When the updates have finished installing, the "Update Installation Progress" window will close.
  14. Click on the "OK" button.
  15. The "Windows Update" page will close.

6. Run a system file checker scan to check for and repair any corrupted system files

  1. Open the Command Prompt (Win+R, type "cmd" and hit enter)
  2. Type "systemfilechecker" and hit enter
  3. Click on the "Scan" button
  4. The system file checker will scan for and report any corrupt system files. If any are found, it will offer to repair them. Click on the "Repair" button to proceed.
  5. Once the system file checker is finished, restart your computer to apply the repairs.

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

  1. Reinstall the program that is giving the error.
  2. Perform a clean boot of your computer and try again.
  3. Use the System Restore tool to restore your computer to a previous working state.
  4. Contact the program manufacturer for support.