How to Fix STOP 0x00000007 Errors

A Troubleshooting Guide for the 0x7 Blue Screen of Death

The STOP 0x00000007 error always appears on a STOP message, which is usually referred to as a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). One or both of these errors may display on the STOP message:

  • STOP: 0x00000007
  • INVALID_SOFTWARE_INTERRUPT

The STOP 0x00000007 error may be abbreviated as STOP 0x7, but the full STOP code is always displayed on the blue screen STOP message.

If Windows is able to start after the STOP 0x7 error, you may be prompted with a Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown message that shows:

  • Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
  • BCCode: 7

Cause of STOP 0x00000007 Errors

STOP 0x00000007 errors are likely caused by hardware or device driver issues.

If STOP 0x00000007 isn't the exact STOP code you're seeing or INVALID_SOFTWARE_INTERRUPT isn't the exact message, check this Complete List of STOP Error Codes and reference the troubleshooting information for the STOP message that you are seeing.

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How to Fix STOP 0x00000007 Errors

The STOP 0x00000007 STOP code is rare so there's little troubleshooting information available that's specific to the error.

However, since most STOP errors have similar causes, there are some basic troubleshooting steps to help fix STOP 0x00000007 issues:


  1. Restart your computer
    if you haven't already done so. The STOP 0x00000007 blue screen error may not occur again after rebooting.


  2. Perform basic STOP error troubleshooting
    . These extensive troubleshooting steps aren't specific to the STOP 0x00000007 error but since most STOP errors are similar, they may resolve it.

The Error Applies To

Any of Microsoft's Windows NT-based operating systems could experience the STOP 0x00000007 error. This includes Windows 10Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT.

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