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Windows 7: I renamed winload.exe and bootres.dll! PC won't boot!


16 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 8 Pro with WMC 64-bit
 
 
I renamed winload.exe and bootres.dll! PC won't boot!

Hello Everybody,
I was editing the windows boot screen, the program gave me an error and told me to give new winload.exe and bootres.dll, my crazy friend told me to rename winload.exe & bootres.dll to winload.exe.old & bootres.dll.old, and computer will automatically create new ones, but the computer won't boot anymore! I don't have a backup DVD! or anything to Restore!!
Someone told me make the windows boot from CD/DVD and then go to C:/Windows/System32/winload.exe.old & bootres.dll.old and rename them to winload.exe and bootres.dll and everything will be fine!
Is that true?
PLEASE I DON'T WANT TO FORMAT!!!!

Thanks all

Regards,
sad addas


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16 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

LOL @ you for re-naming that stuff. but yes you should be able to make a bootbale dvd/usb and boot from that. just go back and fix it. all your information should still be there
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16 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Wow, that was quite an example of stupidity. (Not you - your friend.)
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16 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by addas View Post
Hello Everybody,
I was editing the windows boot screen, the program gave me an error and told me to give new winload.exe and bootres.dll, my crazy friend told me to rename winload.exe & bootres.dll to winload.exe.old & bootres.dll.old, and computer will automatically create new ones, but the computer won't boot anymore! I don't have a backup DVD! or anything to Restore!!
Someone told me make the windows boot from CD/DVD and then go to C:/Windows/System32/winload.exe.old & bootres.dll.old and rename them to winload.exe and bootres.dll and everything will be fine!
Is that true?
PLEASE I DON'T WANT TO FORMAT!!!!

Thanks all

Regards,
sad addas
Hello Mate!

Try running Startup Repair Startup Repair (Run it 3 times) and see if that fixes your problem.
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16 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Providing you can boot into Windows you could try a system restore to a point before you renamed these system files.
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16 Nov 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Providing you can boot into Windows you could try a system restore to a point before you renamed these system files.
No need to get Windows to boot to run System Restore,

System Restore

Option #2. And if you don't have an actual Windows 7 disk (OEM computer that didn't come with one for example), you can make a system repair disk,

System Repair Disc - Create
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16 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Providing you can boot into Windows you could try a system restore to a point before you renamed these system files.
No need to get Windows to boot to run System Restore,

System Restore

Option #2. And if you don't have an actual Windows 7 disk (OEM computer that didn't come with one for example), you can make a system repair disk,

System Repair Disc - Create
You're quite right, I was forgetting about using a system repair disc.

Thanks for the reminder.
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