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Windows 7: BSOD - sfc says: fde.dll, fdeploy.dll and gptext.dll corrupt.

04 Feb 2018   #1

Win 7 64 bit
BSOD - sfc says: fde.dll, fdeploy.dll and gptext.dll corrupt.

The Win 7 version is Home Premium.

The PC just won't boot. I can get into to safe mode and run sfc /scannow. It tells me it can't repair fde.dll, fdeploy.dll and gptext.dll. They are corrupt in both c:\windows\system32 and WinSxS.

I have tried replacing the 3 files manually with the MS guideline of:
takeown /f
and them copying know good versions of the files from another PC.

I can find the file in WinSxS to replace, it seem a bit of a minefield with 12,000+ objects and very long names.

I could just wipe it and re-install but it would nice to try and fix it with the sledge hammer approach although i have been tempted.

Is it possible to use DISM to mount the install.wim file on the Windows CD and use it to repair the WinSxS directory ?

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04 Feb 2018   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Have you tried to do a Start up Repair. This Forum tutorial might help you try that.

Startup Repair - Windows 7 Help Forums
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04 Feb 2018   #3

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Ac427,

You cannot use DISM its also not totally W7 compliant, as long as you have W7 SP1 media, with that many errors, go for a repair install
>> NO << loss of your personal data

Repair Install - Windows 7 Help Forums

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05 Feb 2018   #4

Win 7 64 bit

Thank you Roy and Ranger4.

I can only get into the Windows desktop in Safe mode. I guess this rules out a Repair Install ?

Sadly the Startup Repair failed also.

Also the fde.dll, fdeploy.dll and gptext.dll seem to stem from a Group Policy install (Possibly from Windows Update) that i believe is not supported under Windows 7 Home Premium.

See here: BSOD - sfc says: fde.dll, fdeploy.dll and gptext.dll corrupt. - Windows 7 Help Forums

I could try running SFCFix.exe by Niemero with windows cd in drive
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