INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error is one of the Blue Screen of Death Error. If you are using Windows 10 for a long time and recently installed a new Windows 10 update then chances are you are facing this error called INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE also called Error 0x0000007b. The error is one of the most common blue screens of death errors. So many users have reported this error on Microsoft Forum.
Corrupted files on your hard disk may be the reason for the error. You should probably repair corrupted system files. This error may occur if you’re using old drivers. In this case, You can solve this error quickly.
What is INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE?
The error says that the Windows system has lost access to a system partition on startup. This is one of the most irritating Blue Screen of Death error and you have to manually fix it. Normally faulty drivers and damaged Windows updates are the main reason behind these BSOD errors. BSOD errors will crash your Windows 10 and restart your computer for safety.
Causes behind INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE Error
This error results from the absence of the right mass storage device driver. Every error which will be exhibited on your computer will surely include the causes of the error and which driver is malfunctioning.
- Malware or Viruses
- Corrupted Hard Disk
- Hardware conflicts
- Outdated drivers
Fix INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE Error
Users have reported that, after installing the new Windows 10 update, they are facing this issue. Some experts are saying, you have to install the latest Windows updates to fix BSoD errors. These types of errors can be serious sometimes and you have to format your entire system.
Method 1: Remove Recently-Installed Packages
I personally believe that some Windows Updates are faulty and you have to remove them. To find all the recently installed Windows Packages and then remove them.
1. Open Settings > then Updates and Security and then go to Recovery and then advanced startup > Restart Now.
2. Now a blue screen will open. Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt. Your computer will reboot.
3. In command prompt Window, type,
dir c: ( C is a System driver where Windows is installed) > Enter.
Dism /Image:c:\ /Get-Packages > press Enter.
You will see all the packages installed.
4. To remove the package, type
dism.exe /image:c:\ /remove-package /[package name]
5. Replace [package name] with the name you want to remove from your system. Reboot your system.
Method 2: Remove “Update Pending” Packages
If you haven’t updated your Windows 10 for a long time then you have some updates pending. These pending updates can cause INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE Error.
To solve this error, open command prompt in in the advanced startup options from this path: Update and Security > Recovery > Advanced Startup > Restart Now > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt.
Run the following command. This command will remove or clear all the pending updates.
reg load HKLM\temp c:\windows\system32\config\software reg delete "HKLM\temp\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\SessionsPending"/v Exclusive reg unload HKLM\temp
Next, move pending updates into their own temporary file.
Type following command to get all the update list.
dism /image:C:\ /get-packages
Create the temporary file using MKDIR C:\temp\packages > Enter.
Lastly, move all the pending packages into the temporary file using the following command.
dism /image:c:\ /remove-package /packagename:[package name] /scratchdir:c:\temp\packages > Enter.
Replace [package name] with your package name.
Method 3: Update Your Drivers
Updating drivers can fix this issue. Check if there are any outdated and faulty drivers installed on your Windows 10. You can manually check it or you can use driver update tools like Driver Easy and Driver Talent to download and install the latest drivers automatically.
Method 4. Enable AHCI mode in the BIOS
According to many users, enabling AHCI mode in system BIOS solves the inaccessible boot drive error. So you can also try this method.
Go to BIOS > Advanced Options > Find AHCI Mode > change to Enabled.
Also, try updating AHCI controller drivers.
There are many other solutions like Check your Hard Disk. Sometimes due to a corrupt hard disk, you will face this error. Also, Remove and reinsert RAM.
Also, scan your entire system using malware tools like Malwarebytes.
Hope these solutions will fix the INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE Error. If you need any further help in Windows 10 then comment below or contact us.