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UxStyle Black Flashing Post-Windows Update Black Screen

  1. #1


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    Windows Vista Home Premium. Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Home Edition

    UxStyle Black Flashing Post-Windows Update Black Screen


    Hello,

    So on my computer, something strange happens when I uninstall UxStyle. It has broken my Windows install once and it has done it again. The first time, I kept on doing system restores to see what was the problem that made that black screen. After trial and error, I narrowed it down to UxStyle. So, I deleted Windows 8 and installed Windows 7, which is what I wanted in the first place. Now, I decided to triple-boot Windows 7 with Vista and 8.1, and it has succeeded. I reinstalled UxStyle thinking it was just a problem with my old Windows install, and then uninstalled it after a few days since I felt like the regular look was better. I rebooted Windows and the same effect happened.

    So, I would like to know if I can get and replace those three patched DLLs with unpatched DLLs for Windows 8.1. Could I just change the broken ones to have .old next to them and then place the ones I get here there? Also, would sfc /scannow work?

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello lct01a, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    A sfc /scannow will attempt to repair any modified or corrupted system files, so that would be a good first step.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows Vista Home Premium. Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Home Edition


    I can't seem to run SFC /scannow from the recovery disk because it says 'the service cannot be started' or something. May I get those three files to replace?
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Did you use Option One to do it at boot?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows Vista Home Premium. Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Home Edition


    Did you use Option One to do it at boot?
    Yep. My diskpart looks like this:

    Volume 0 (F:\) Win8_x64 UDF DVD-ROM 5352MB Healthy
    Volume 1 (C:\) Windows 7 Home Premium NTFS Partition 691 GB Healthy
    Volume 2 (D:\) Windows Vista Home Premium NTFS Partition 180 GB Healthy
    Volume 3 (E:\) Windows 8 Home Edition NTFS Partition 60GB Healthy

    So from this, I enter:
    sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=E:\Windows

    Then the response is:
    Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.

    I cannot boot into safe mode because it apparently loads those dlls and the screen is messed up there as well.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows Vista Home Premium. Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Home Edition


    I ended up reinstalling Windows 8. So, I will try to remember to never to install UxStyle again.
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  7. #7


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Sorry that you had to reinstall.

    For the future, be sure to create a restore point before installing or making any changes that may cause adverse effects. This way you could just do a system restore with the restore point to quickly undo it. It can be a quick life saver.
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