What Does Error Code 0x1000007e Indicate Concerning Windows 10?

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I have a Windows 10 PC, and recently I have been getting the blue screen of death along with this error code, 0x1000007e. This screen pops up quite often now, and I am worried because I am not able to understand it nor fix this message. If someone suggests me how to fix this and what it is, it will be great.


Answered By 10 points N/A #325109

What Does Error Code 0x1000007e Indicate Concerning Windows 10?


This is a critical error that indicates that something is fatally wrong with your system. Windows usually throw this error code to prevent further damage to your computer. It means that there is something wrong with your kernel. Since you are saying that it has been frequent now, do the following immediately else, it can lead to complete failure of your system.

Try installing all the available updates for Windows. Installing these updates can offer improvements that relate to this error because the updates can help in fixing this error.

Enter the command “sfc/scannow” in your Command Prompt. Run it as an administrator. It will automatically fix all the damages present in your computer. Then, restart your computer.

Even after doing either of these methods, you are still facing this error, then reinstall the entire Windows operating system.

Answered By 590305 points N/A #328347

What Does Error Code 0x1000007e Indicate Concerning Windows 10?


That blue screen error is related to “dxgmms1.sys” file. The blue screen error points the problem to this file as the one responsible for the critical error. Among the reasons that can cause this error include:

  • Outdated GPU driver
  • Glitch caused by update KB3163018
  • Integrated GPU is causing the system to crash
  • Outdated BIOS version
  • System file corruption

If you encounter this error, first thing to try is to update your video card driver. Download an updated version from the manufacturer’s website. See the following list of computer and video card manufacturers:

If this doesn’t work, try installing every pending Windows Update that you may have. A lot of users have reported that this error can very well be caused by a bad KB3163018 update. Since this error is very old, Microsoft has released a hotfix for this problem, releasing two updates that will fix the problem: KB3173428 and KB3172985.

If you have many pending updates, make sure to restart the computer after installing every update. If this doesn’t work, next thing to check is your video card. If your computer has a dedicated video card, try disabling the built-in or integrated video card. Press the Windows key + R then type without quotes “devmgmt.msc” and then hit Enter.

This opens the Device Manager. In “Device Manager” window, expand “Display adapters.” If this section lists two video cards, disable the integrated Intel graphics card. Right-click the Intel integrated GPU and select “Disable” or “Disable device” whichever is available. When you are finished, restart the computer.

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