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Windows 7: Windows does not start..

25 Jan 2011   #1

Win 7 Home Pre x64
Windows does not start..

I was messing with theme file in Windows 7 and I think screwed something up.
Whenever I reboot and login, nothing shows up except this error msg.

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000076)

I tried open task manager using ctrl+alt+del but it gives me the same error.

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000076)

I also tried safe mode but it also gives me the same error when I login.

How can I fix this problem?


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25 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Try Startup Repair.
Startup Repair
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26 Jan 2011   #3

Win 7 Home Pre x64

Thanks for the reply Wish.

I tried Startup Repair but unfortunately, it didn't help.
I also tried System restore but it gave me errors.

Anyone else have a solution for this? I really want to avoid reinstalling windows

EDIT : Actually, it's somehow fixed now! It gave me an error during the System Restore but when I reboot and logged in, it gave me a System restore sucessful msg. Everything seems to works fine now. Thanks everyone. :)
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26 Jan 2011   #4

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS

Run the startup repair atleast 3 times. If that doesn't work, then deny any solution given by startup repair and select the 'More advanced recovery options' link, go to the command prompt and type 'sfc /scannow' (without the quotes) and boot normally to see if it helps.
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26 Jan 2011   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Why not a system restore back to the date it was functioning properly?
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