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Windows 7: Wrong boot screen issue (win7x64)

05 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Wrong boot screen issue (win7x64)

Hi there... I've been wondering why I get ad Us/Uk bootscree on my ITA copy of Ultimatex64 i recently installed on my mum's pc.
I get this:

Instead of this:

Now I've installed an official iso with SP1. My mum is bothering me because she wants her loved Italian Boot screen. I have Windows 7 ITA x64 on both my desk/lap top and there I have an Italian bootscreen. Why on my ma's pc is in english? Enyone has a clue?
Don't know if I have to provide additional info (maybe yes...) but you ask and I'll do my best.
Pls help a poor son of a b***h (lovely sense...)

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05 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Hello Rivvin,

welcome to SevenForums. I'm not claiming to have the actual answer to your issue, however I do have a hunch. I need you to work with me to confirm it. :)

While your mom's Windows system is running, could you please open an administrative command prompt - to do so, type cmd.exe into the Search box in the Start menu, and right-click on the search result that should pop up. Select "Run as Administrator" from the context menu.

Now, type bcdedit and press Enter. It will display a lot of data which I would like to take a look at. Please take either a snapshot of the command window (as big as you can make it) and upload it here, or simply copy and paste the output into a new post here.

For your information, bcdedit is a way to edit the BCD, or "boot configuration database." This is what Windows' boot manager uses to determine which harddisks are present in your computer, which operating systems are installed and where, and how they should start up.
I've noticed in the past that there are language settings in the BCD as well, and I believe that's what we can change to restore the Windows loading screen to Italian text.
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05 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well many thx for the quick answer. Ok that's the shot:
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05 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

This command should set it correctly.

bcdedit /set {current} locale it-it
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05 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

maybe there was some error in my message... i'll try again
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05 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Just a thought. When you used cmd, did you right-click it first and choose Run as Administrator?
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06 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

yes... If not I couldn't use bcdedit... BTW I tried as pbcopter said but nothing did change...
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06 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

pbcopter knew what I was getting at; I was also going to suggest the bcdedit command to set the boot locale to it-it.

However, the screenshot of your bcdedit output concerns me. There are a few settings in the BCD I wouldn't have expected and frankly don't know why they're there.

path \Windows\system32\xOsload.exe - this should normally say winload.exe. Apparently your Windows is using some nonstandard way of starting up.

kernel xNtKrnl.exe - definitely a red flag here. There should be no "kernel" entry in the BCD at all, and xNtKrnl.exe is not a Microsoft file.

custom:26000027 Yes - this is meaningless to me...but another red flag that alarms me.

According to > the two 'X' files are part of an illegal OEM activator of some sort which emulates a SLIC 2.1 table.

Did you install this? If not, then it was introduced into the Windows DVD you installed the system from, and you have an altered copy of the OS, not an official image. This puts you at high risk of being infected or snooped out.

It might also explain why the it-it language setting is not having any effect - I'm guessing that winload.exe would respect the setting but xOsload.exe doesn't.
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08 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

mmm... seems that the activator I used was not so good as someone told me...
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08 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

No, definitely not. As you've just admitted to using an illegal method of activating Windows, I can't help you any further.
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