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Windows 7: Boot Critical File

04 May 2011   #31
Pran199

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Computer wont startup by virus CURE

due to a virus I had the same problem : infinite loop recovery and ci.dll corrupt...
i've solved the problem :
recopy the ci.dll to c:\windows\system32
and next repair the bootloader ( the virus delete infos in c:\boot...)
restart & enjoy


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05 May 2011   #32
Toakr

Windows 7 64
 
 

Hey pran199 I am having the same problem you had. I got a virus and now my laptop is just looping the recovery which is not working. What exactly were the steps you took to take care of your problem if you wouldn't mind helping me out.
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05 May 2011   #33
mikruzo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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05 May 2011   #34
mikruzo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

pran199 PLEASE DO post your exact steps. I have followed the tutorial in the beginning of this thread but had no luck. I have also tried deleting ci.dll from c:\windows\system32 and then re-copying from x:\windows\system32 but no luck!! Not sure what you mean by
”next repair the bootloader ( the virus delete infos in c:\boot...)”

HELP!! I do not what to have to reinstall all my programs!!
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06 May 2011   #35
Pran199

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Toakr View Post
Hey pran199 I am having the same problem you had. I got a virus and now my laptop is just looping the recovery which is not working. What exactly were the steps you took to take care of your problem if you wouldn't mind helping me out.
Download Ubuntu and burn iso image to disc and insert disc when booting your computer and boot from Ubuntu disc and click try now, not install. Then do steps 1-2 with Ubuntu!!!

1) Download the ci.dll file for your Windows 7 here:
ci.dll
2) Go to ‘C:\Windows\System32’ and ‘drag n’ drop ‘the ci.dll file into the file and choose ‘copy and replace’.
3) Use a system recovery disc and boot your computer up with that and when it gives you a choice of what to do (Disc Check, System Restore, Command Prompt) choose Command Prompt.
4) Type in: bootrec.exe /fixmbr
5) Then type in: del C:\boot\bcd
6) Then type in: bootrec.exe/rebuildbcd
7) Then close the command prompt by clicking the ‘x’ or the exit button located in the top-right hand corner of the command prompt.
8) Restart computer and eject recovery disc and boot computer normally and done!!!
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06 May 2011   #36
Pran199

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikruzo View Post
pran199 PLEASE DO post your exact steps. I have followed the tutorial in the beginning of this thread but had no luck. I have also tried deleting ci.dll from c:\windows\system32 and then re-copying from x:\windows\system32 but no luck!! Not sure what you mean by
”next repair the bootloader ( the virus delete infos in c:\boot...)”

HELP!! I do not what to have to reinstall all my programs!!
Download Ubuntu and burn iso image to disc and insert disc when booting your computer and boot from Ubuntu disc and click try now, not install. Then do steps 1-2 with Ubuntu!!!

1) Download the ci.dll file for your Windows 7 here:
ci.dll
2) Go to ‘C:\Windows\System32’ and ‘drag n’ drop ‘the ci.dll file into the file and choose ‘copy and replace’.
3) Use a system recovery disc and boot your computer up with that and when it gives you a choice of what to do (Disc Check, System Restore, Command Prompt) choose Command Prompt.
4) Type in: bootrec.exe /fixmbr
5) Then type in: del C:\boot\bcd
6) Then type in: bootrec.exe/rebuildbcd
7) Then close the command prompt by clicking the ‘x’ or the exit button located in the top-right hand corner of the command prompt.
8) Restart computer and eject recovery disc and boot computer normally and done!!!
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06 May 2011   #37
SpenderH

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I had the same problem with my Toshiba laptop. The system rebooted on its own and would not boot properly. It said that c:\ci.dll was corrupt and it could not fix it. I fixed it thanks to the advice on this forum. Here is what I did:

1. I took the drive out and plugged it into my desktop.
2. took ownership of the files so I could modify them (they had all been read-only)
3. downloaded a copy of ci.dll from the link above.
4. replaced the defective ci.dll in the c:\windows\system32\ directory with the newly downloaded copy
5. returned my drive to my laptop
6. booted through recovery to the command prompt
7. ran "bootrec.exe /fixmbr"
8. ran "del c:\boot\bcd"
9. ran "bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd" (it said it found zero windows installations?)
10. rebooted and it worked perfectly!

Thanks for the great advice!
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07 May 2011   #38
Pran199

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SpenderH View Post
I had the same problem with my Toshiba laptop. The system rebooted on its own and would not boot properly. It said that c:\ci.dll was corrupt and it could not fix it. I fixed it thanks to the advice on this forum. Here is what I did:

1. I took the drive out and plugged it into my desktop.
2. took ownership of the files so I could modify them (they had all been read-only)
3. downloaded a copy of ci.dll from the link above.
4. replaced the defective ci.dll in the c:\windows\system32\ directory with the newly downloaded copy
5. returned my drive to my laptop
6. booted through recovery to the command prompt
7. ran "bootrec.exe /fixmbr"
8. ran "del c:\boot\bcd"
9. ran "bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd" (it said it found zero windows installations?)
10. rebooted and it worked perfectly!

Thanks for the great advice!
You're Welcome. It is nice helping out people. Have a great day.
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08 May 2011   #39
Tetchystar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hope this isn't too totally random, but I just had this exact issue today, and thanks to this thread I'm back in the clear! So thanks very much for the excellent help, I'm on a deadline and this seriously saved my skin. Cheers!
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23 May 2011   #40
haemogoblin2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pran199 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikruzo View Post
pran199 PLEASE DO post your exact steps. I have followed the tutorial in the beginning of this thread but had no luck. I have also tried deleting ci.dll from c:\windows\system32 and then re-copying from x:\windows\system32 but no luck!! Not sure what you mean by
”next repair the bootloader ( the virus delete infos in c:\boot...)”

HELP!! I do not what to have to reinstall all my programs!!
Download Ubuntu and burn iso image to disc and insert disc when booting your computer and boot from Ubuntu disc and click try now, not install. Then do steps 1-2 with Ubuntu!!!

1) Download the ci.dll file for your Windows 7 here:
ci.dll
2) Go to ‘C:\Windows\System32’ and ‘drag n’ drop ‘the ci.dll file into the file and choose ‘copy and replace’.
3) Use a system recovery disc and boot your computer up with that and when it gives you a choice of what to do (Disc Check, System Restore, Command Prompt) choose Command Prompt.
4) Type in: bootrec.exe /fixmbr
5) Then type in: del C:\boot\bcd
6) Then type in: bootrec.exe/rebuildbcd
7) Then close the command prompt by clicking the ‘x’ or the exit button located in the top-right hand corner of the command prompt.
8) Restart computer and eject recovery disc and boot computer normally and done!!!
hi I have got to step 6 and it says
"total identified windows installation: 1
[1] C:\Windows
Add installation to boot list? Yes <Y>/No<N>/All<A>:"

Should I close it as you lot have?
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