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How to fix bootvid.dll errors

June 20, 2014

DLL ToolDLL TOOL downloads bootvid.dll and repair bootvid.dll missing or not found error for PCs installed with Microsoft operating systems such as Windows XP and Windows 7.

What is bootvid.dll?

The bootvid.dll enables you to display graphical image on your computer. This file is the native module loaded during the startup of Windows 2000 and is directly related to boot.ini. Its default path is C:\ WINDOWS\ system32\ bootvid.dll and version is 5.1.2600.0 for video display adapters. This DLL is also known as the VGA Boot Driver used to draw raw images without the Graphics Device Interface system.

With bootvid standing for "Boot Video", the bootvid.dll file loads a VGA boot driver into the operating system during the installation of Windows NT. An entry will be created automatically in the boot.ini with the optional switch /basevideo, which is displayed by the bootvid.dll in the menu as the VGA mode. The bootvid.dll is started by clicking this switch to work with any VGA compliant display.

The "/basevideo" switch can be chosen to reboot and then fix an incorrect or improperly working display driver and can also be put at the end of the boot.ini after fastdect for boot the bootvid.dll file together the computer, or when you want to boot to the CMD w/o loading the GUI. The module bootvid.dll allows Windows to be fully functional in the safe mode under VGA Mode.

Upon the startup of Windows and Input /Output initialization, the bootvid.dll file gets ready for creating its device /Device/ Video0 by a disparate set of modules to interact in a specific way to cause the setup to always run in text mode. And when your display adapter is unable to load in VGA mode, booting into sage mode will solve the problem in most cases.

Common signs of bootvid.dll errors

  1. How to repair bootvid.dll status 00xc000000f on acer netbook without optical drive.
  2. Receiving error message: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\ WINDOWS\ system32\ ntoskrnl.exe,\ hal.dll,\ KDCOM.DLL,\ BOOTVID.dll, trying to boot in Windows XP Pro.
  3. File: BOOTVID.dll Status 0xc000000f; Windows failed to load because a required file is missing or corrupt.
  4. That is as far as it goes and nothing happens. If you let the computer try and boot and do nothing it goes as far as the cursor blinking in the upper left hand corner.
  5. BOOTVID.dll file is missing.

Causes of bootvid.dll errors

Failure to create a new partition can lead to a black screen saying that the boot manager is missing or corrupted, or bootvid.dll itself is corrupted or missing or corrupted due to virus or incorrect modification on the related registry entries.

How to resolve bootvid.dll issues?

If you cannot boot into VGA mode, try to get the system into Safe mode by not selecting "Enable VGA Mode" on the startup menu. This way, the problematic display adapter can return to normal working. Or you can try installing the upgrade for repair and other system files should be checked for updates.

You may scan your system for security problem to see whether there is malware infection or not. After removing the inflicted files, you are suggested to scan your pc with DLL TOOL to recover the affect registry keys.

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