Troubleshoot Error Code 7
Error Code 7 – What is it?
This is a typical system error that occurs during Windows setup. To be precise, this error may pop on your computer screen during the text mode portion of Windows setup.
The setup hangs and stops responding and the error message is displayed in either one of the following formats:
‘The file I386\Ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 7.’
‘The file I386\L_intl.nlf could not be loaded. The error code is 7.’
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Error 7 may be triggered due to several reasons but the 2 most common causes for this error code are:
- Incorrect settings of the BIOS
- Faulty RAM modules
- Registry corruption
Further Information and Manual Repair
To resolve this error on your system, here are some easy and effective DIY methods that you can try.
Method 1 – Change Back the BIOS to its Default Settings
If the underlying cause of error code 7 is related to incorrect BIOS settings, then it is recommended to restore default settings to resolve.
You can reset your computer’s BIOS (basic input and output system) settings to factory defaults by selecting restore defaults option within BIOS or by removing CMOS ( Complementary Metal Oxide Semi-Conductor) battery from your unplugged computer for about five minutes.
The battery removal method requires opening the computer case, so only attempt it if you are unable to access BIOS.
To reset BIOS follow these steps, reboot your PC and then press the key assigned to loading BIOS during your computer boot splash screen.
The key assigned to load and access BIOS varies from manufacturer to manufacturer but usually its F1, F2 or F12. Once you enter the BIOS, select the ‘Restore Defaults’ option listed in the menu. I
t may be a keyboard shortcut or be under the Advanced settings menu. Confirm settings and then exit BIOS. Hopefully this will resolve Error 7.
Method 2 – Remove the Faulty RAM
When error code 7 is triggered by faulty RAM modules, then to resolve it simply remove the memory modules that are installed in the computer.
If the error code is displayed again after you remove the memory module, remove a different memory module. This procedure requires you to reboot your PC several times to identify the specific memory module that is not working properly.
Method 3 – Repair the Corrupted Registry
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