Windows 10: Computer won't boot after replacing imageres.dll and shell32.dll Solved

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  1. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       13 Sep 2015 #11

    For newer model of HP. Try F9 or F10
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       13 Sep 2015 #12

    I've wondered why they even put Manuals out anymore. Most of them, you could put the useful information on 1 page. Asus, in it's infinite wisdom, decided to make F8 the one time boot menu hotkey. Starting in safe mode when you can't boot is a real trick sometimes. Of all the F keys, why choose that one?
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       13 Sep 2015 #13

    essenbe said: View Post
    I've wondered why they even put Manuals out anymore. Most of them, you could put the useful information on 1 page. Asus, in it's infinite wisdom, decided to make F8 the one time boot menu hotkey. Starting in safe mode when you can't boot is a real trick sometimes. Of all the F keys, why choose that one?
    Maybe someone should put forth a resolution, that there be a Recovery Standard industry wide, to their local Computer Geek political parties(like the Pirate Party in European countries which is also in the EU Parliament).
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       13 Sep 2015 #14

    I thought the OEMs and Component manufacturers were already Pirates.
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  5.    13 Sep 2015 #15

    THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!!! I was finally able to restore my backups, and now my computer's working again. Thank you!!!! Can anyone tell me how to properly replace imageres.dll and shell32.dll?
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  6. Posts : 14,993
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       13 Sep 2015 #16

    You need to take ownership(tutorial and download here) and change the name from .dll to old(never delete in case something doesn't go right) then swap place the new ones in system32 and SySWOW64(best to keep the original copies in Documents and copy to their respective places) Yes they both must be done, they have a 32 bit and a 64bit version, and be careful not to mix them up. It's best & safest to make separate folders in Documents when importing the new dll files one sys32 and one syswow64.

    So in short:
    1. VERY IMPORTANT: CREATE A SYSTEM IMAGE BEFORE HAND!!! You can use Macrium Reflect free if you don't have an imager. Do not trust a restore point(ever ever ever). Until you have an image and know you can boot into the recovery environment-Do not touch system files with a stick even.
    2. take ownership
    3. change name to .old
    4. copy new files to respective folders
    5. try just signing out then back in first, if that doesn't do it re boot.
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