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Windows 7: I don't know what to do: Help!

23 May 2012   #1
HelpNeededAsap

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 
I don't know what to do: Help!

Ok so a few days ago I downloaded a new theme for my laptop which is Windows 7 Home Premium and I didn't like it so I uinstalled it and also I deleted a .dll file in the themes folder and I thought that when I restarted the laptop it would just be back to the normal "Windows 7 theme" but when I turned it on after I logged in the screen was black and an error came up about something to do with the ".dll file missing" and I kept trying to restart it a couple of times and then when I turned it on later on the "startup repair" came up and I tried to restore the system but it wouldn't work and now whenever I turn on the laptop it just goes straight to startup repair.

I went to a computer repair place and they said that they could backup the harddrive and it might need replacing which will cost alot

how could this be true when all that I did was delete a little file

please tell me there is a simple way of fixing this


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23 May 2012   #2
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

You shouldn't delete any .dll files.

Do a SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it should restore any missing .dll files, restart and post back.

You may also do a Startup Repair
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23 May 2012   #3
HelpNeededAsap

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Do you need Windows 7 disks for that?

I'm so confused right now
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23 May 2012   #4
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Have you tried the system file checker first? You don't need any windows 7 disk for the file checker.
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23 May 2012   #5
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HelpNeededAsap View Post
Do you need Windows 7 disks for that?

I'm so confused right now
No... Just go to the above "sfc" link that koolkat77 posted and follow the step by step.


Edit: koolkat77 is a fast typing kat...lol
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23 May 2012   #6
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Guys, he can't run file system checker because he can't get past startup repair when booting.

Perform the Startup Repair, as it's asking to do. If you can't perform the Startup Repair, you'll need to do a Repair Install, of which you'll need a Windows 7 disc for.

Repair Install

All the instructions to do so are in there.
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23 May 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which include the installer ISO to burn to DVD and run Repairs.

Try Startup Repair which should automate SFC.

If not run SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot.

If not try System Restore from the System Recovery Options

If these fail work through the rest of the steps.
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