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    Windows 8.1 login and black screen


    Just installed 8.1. When I logged back on, there was only a blank screen with a cursor. I activated task manager and a warning appeared stating, "?CreateRect@Value@DirectUI@@SAPEAV12@HH... could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Windows\System32\Windows.UI.Immersive...

    sfc scannow fixed the issue for awhile then i got force logout then i login the same issue reappear...please help fixing this i dont feel like doing fresh install ...




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    it's because of "something" (if you know what i mean) you've installed on windows 8. windows 8.1 has different files and you should manually remove all traces of that "something" before running sfc again.
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    Hi,
    I too faced the same problem, i found out there are 2 possible solutions

    Solution 1 : Reinstall the video driver in safe mode

    if solution 1 doesn't work then

    Solution 2 : Replacing Windows.UI.Immersive.dll file

    Step 1 : go to system32 subfolder in Windows folder (typically
    C:\Windows\System32)

    Step 2 : Find the Windows.UI.Immersive.dll,check for Date Created attribute(if it is in October 2012,you may have to replace with the recent one)

    Step 3 : Goto WinSxS subfolder in Windows folder,search for
    Windows.UI.Immersive.dll(which is newer version) ](i found it in C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-windowsuiimmersive_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16408_none_c6ca1a15ef5e5709)

    Step 4: Replace the older file with the newer one in system32 folder

    Step 5: there is a hidden folder called Windows Activation Technologies in root drive(usually
    C:\Windows Activation Technologies),replace the older file in the above folder too.
    Then restart,
    hopefully this solves your problem

    Source :
    Blank Screen after Installing Windows 8.1? - Microsoft Community





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    Quote Originally Posted by IronMan View Post
    Hi,
    I too faced the same problem, i found out there are 2 possible solutions

    Solution 1 : Reinstall the video driver in safe mode

    if solution 1 doesn't work then

    Solution 2 : Replacing Windows.UI.Immersive.dll file

    Step 1 : go to system32 subfolder in Windows folder (typically
    C:\Windows\System32)

    Step 2 : Find the Windows.UI.Immersive.dll,check for Date Created attribute(if it is in October 2012,you may have to replace with the recent one)

    Step 3 : Goto WinSxS subfolder in Windows folder,search for
    Windows.UI.Immersive.dll(which is newer version) ](i found it in C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-windowsuiimmersive_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16408_none_c6ca1a15ef5e5709)

    Step 4: Replace the older file with the newer one in system32 folder

    Step 5: there is a hidden folder called Windows Activation Technologies in root drive(usually
    C:\Windows Activation Technologies),replace the older file in the above folder too.
    Then restart,
    hopefully this solves your problem

    Source :
    Blank Screen after Installing Windows 8.1? - Microsoft Community





    But my windows.ui.immersive.dll seem corrupt in C:\Windows\WinSxS.. Can you provide that dll files in here. Please...
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    I was not allowed to upload .dll extension file on this site

    i have uploaded in a file sharing site,you can download the file using the below link

    Windows.UI.Immersive


    Thanks XweAponX
    for reminding me the risks involved in file sharing sites,i have uploaded in a more reliable site
    Last edited by IronMan; 22 Oct 2013 at 04:09 AM. Reason: As suggested by XweAponX the previous file sharing site was unsafe
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    USA us california


    IM, you think this explains the superfluity of "Black Screens of Death" we've been seeing lately?

    Can you make a short Tutorial showing how to replace that Immersive file? Maybe it can be added into our Tutorials section.

    I'd like to try it out the next time I see a Black Screen of Deth.

    Anyway, the link you posted brings me to THIS:

    ESET NOD32 ANTIVIRUS
    Potentially unwanted content

    This page is identified as potentially unwanted. Show URL


    This web page is on the list of websites with dubious reputation or websites with potentially unwanted content.

    Report an incorrectly blocked page

    Proceed to the siteGo Back


    Sometimes these sharing sites like "2shared" and others attach viruses to the files you are truing to share, just a warning.

    Ah, I see why, the link downloads "iLivid" instead of the file you posted, thats why my AV blocked it.
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    Hey, thank you for solve this problem (almost). But I can't understand in the step 5, what do you mean by replace the older folder file in the above folder too?? This step makes me confuse. I was replaced the windows.UI.immersive.dll with the new one and it worked to show the metro screen, but suddenly it signed out and logged me again to black screen. I hope this is windows license problem not the graphic card (because my graphic card was outdated). Please reply as soon as possible.

    Regards Satya
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    i think that is not a graphic card issue,u have to replace the old Windows.UI.Immersive.dll present in C:\Windows Activation Technologies with the new one(present in C:\Windows\WinSxS.......)
    hope this solves your problem
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    Click image for larger version Still no idea... ...... there is no Windows.UI.Immersive.dll file in the WAT folder..Accessing data folder in the WAT folder is prohibited..please help...
    Thanks.
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    login as administrator and follow the instructions provided in the below link

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2808-take-ownership-file-folder-drive-registry-key-windows-8-a.html


    remember to revert the changes
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