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Windows 7: Patching Uxtheme's destroyed my explorer.exe

11 Jan 2010   #1
meowcat1

win7
 
 
Patching Uxtheme's destroyed my explorer.exe

Just installed win7 7600 2 weeks ago and was running fine until i decided to get some new themes.

i had patched my uxthemes just fine on many computers just fine on many xp machines.

but now when i did it and rebooted i got an error saying explorer.exe entry point not found in kernalbase.dll

no instances of explorer.exe run anymore, viewing folders/control/etc is impossible.

I have to run everything from launchy/7zip/bblean.

Please help? Or is reinstalling my only option.


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12 Jan 2010   #2
cgelici

Windows 7 7600
 
 

1.if you have win7 recovery disk, you can use it to restore a created restore point.
2.Also with disk you can enter ms dos and cop original explorer.exe to C:\Windows.

I also had a problem with shell32.dll and I used 2.
xcopy shell32.dll C:\Windows\system32 is the command line. You have to use ''xcopy explorer.exe C:\Windows''

Then restart pc.

If you dont have win7 recovery disk there are probably some other programs to enter msdos, but you still need original explorer.exe on hdd or USB.
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12 Jan 2010   #3
sergiogarcia9

 

Hello.

Just for the record, it is NOT Uxtheme patcher who has destroyed your explorer.exe
And kernalbase.dll is not one of the files either thats being patched with uxtheme patcher.

You must have done something wrong elsewhere, but it was not caused by the patching

These are the 3 files thats being patched with Uxtheme Patcher:
themeservice.dll
themeui.dll
uxtheme.dll

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12 Jan 2010   #4
meowcat1

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cgelici View Post
1.if you have win7 recovery disk, you can use it to restore a created restore point.
2.Also with disk you can enter ms dos and cop original explorer.exe to C:\Windows.

I also had a problem with shell32.dll and I used 2.
xcopy shell32.dll C:\Windows\system32 is the command line. You have to use ''xcopy explorer.exe C:\Windows''

Then restart pc.

If you dont have win7 recovery disk there are probably some other programs to enter msdos, but you still need original explorer.exe on hdd or USB.
Hmm, what are the exact commands I need to put in?

why would i use xcopy explorer.exe c:\windows?

am i not copying from the dvd drive?

so would it be xcopy explorer.exe g:\windows

then

xpaste c:\windows?

thanks for the inpuit
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12 Jan 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would try This first...SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and see if that helps.
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12 Jan 2010   #6
meowcat1

win7
 
 

i have already run sfc /scannow and i still get the same



"The procedure entry points RegQueryValueExW could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNALBASE.dll"

So how does that copy paste thing from win cd work?
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12 Jan 2010   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well if sfc/ scannow didn't fix it you might want to consider a Repair Install, Repair Install[3]=Installation and Setup
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13 Jan 2010   #8
cgelici

Windows 7 7600
 
 

xcopy explorer.exe C:\Windows
copies the file from recovery disk to windows folder which is usually on C:
If you installes windows on D: or other driver use that one instead of C:
You do not need paste, xcopy copies is immediately.

xcopy (file dir from disk) (location to paste) Just try it
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13 Jan 2010   #9
cgelici

Windows 7 7600
 
 

Why wont you try System restore ?
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13 Jan 2010   #10
meowcat1

win7
 
 

trying the xcopy method atm,

i don't system restore becasue my only restore date is 30 minutes after i patched uxtheme
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