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April 9, 2014 1:51:55 PM

Lately I have been getting blue screens with the error code "0x0000007e". Every now and them the computer will simply stop, BSOD, and restart. It never happens when i'm in the middle of something like a game, only chrome or when I wake the computer up. I looked it up and alas found nothing relevant to me. Now I'm no expert at this kind of thing but I know some people can take thing deeper and pinpoint the problem. Here is what results from the startup thereafter.

http://tinypic.com/r/3012e84/8

I have the dump files (kind of scary how often this happens) and the most recent one was today. Can anyone here hint as to what's wrong?
April 9, 2014 3:02:23 PM

0x0000007e is a pretty common BSOD and has already been answered on these forums http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/35613-63-bsod-0x00000...
however the simple fix is just to do a system restore to before the issue started and avoid doing hard stops (abruptly shutting the computer down VIA the power button or power cable)
if the restore can not be completed if you have a repair disk you could use that to repair the file system or try a disk check using cmd with admin privileges (chkdsk C: /f /x /r)
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April 9, 2014 6:24:15 PM

katth said:
0x0000007e is a pretty common BSOD and has already been answered on these forums http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/35613-63-bsod-0x00000...
however the simple fix is just to do a system restore to before the issue started and avoid doing hard stops (abruptly shutting the computer down VIA the power button or power cable)
if the restore can not be completed if you have a repair disk you could use that to repair the file system or try a disk check using cmd with admin privileges (chkdsk C: /f /x /r)


The problem started not long after I had bought the computer (pre owned custom built) so there is no restore point. After updating windows to the latest defenders and OS software the BSOD seems to be happening far more frequently.

I read that thread though and my situation seems to be a bit more unique as it never happens when I'm in the middle of a game or something, only when on chrome, desktop, or waking up afer sleep mode. As for hard shutdowns I have never had to do this. The power has not gone out, the button was never pressed, windows has always been shut down by me. I do suspect that attempting to install a not only outdated wireless card in it, but the driver I installed I had to do manually and it was a driver for vista. I have since gotten a new WiFi card and a proper driver but I am unsure if my past attempts may have damaged windows.
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April 9, 2014 6:56:26 PM

if its preowned than the last owner must not have been very kind to the computer,

7e occurs when a OS file has been corrupted by either the owner (restarting/hard stop) or a program and the bsod isnt specific to games it depends on which file was corrupted. if there are no restore points you have the options of hoping a disk check will fix the issue, using the repair DVD to attempt a repair that way or reinstalling the OS
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April 9, 2014 8:17:14 PM

katth said:
if its preowned than the last owner must not have been very kind to the computer,

7e occurs when a OS file has been corrupted by either the owner (restarting/hard stop) or a program and the bsod isnt specific to games it depends on which file was corrupted. if there are no restore points you have the options of hoping a disk check will fix the issue, using the repair DVD to attempt a repair that way or reinstalling the OS


I was afraid I would have to reinstall the OS, more in fear of a rootkit though. The repair disk turned up no results. Oh well. Time for a fresh start.
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