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Repair Windows Didn't Fix Damaged .dll- Cannot Boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Saumaun, Sep 17, 2006.

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  1. Saumaun

    Saumaun Thread Starter

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    I have a DELL with an OEM installation CD. I un-installed a crappy program which just corrupted the file ootmapi.dll. Now, when I try to boot, I get the message that "ootmapi.dll was not found, reinstalling the application may fix the problem". I have tried safe mode, last known good config, and even a live Windows CD I made through Bart PE (an amazing program). I have alot of information I NEED on my hard drive. I was about to back up my data-it seems as if computers decide to stop working at the worst possible time . Please post all possible solutions and a step by step guide to reinstalling windows through my Windows CD. I tried using the repair feature, but I get the same error. Any idea if I install Windows over Windows if I'll lose my data? Thanks!
     
  2. Jaby

    Jaby

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    Hi; I had the same problem. You need to put the file ootmapi.dll into thr directory:
    C:\Windows\System32.
    If you need a copy of the file, send me an e-maiL
    Jaby37 "arroba" hotmail "punto" com
     
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