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In this article we see what the file bootres.dll is in the Windows 10 operating system and where it is located. We will also see how to repair or replace a corrupted bootres.dll file that prevents you from booting on your Windows desktop and issues an error message – Boot critical file esourcescustomootres.dll is corrupted. Sometimes this error can even lead to the’Automatic Repair’ screen.
What is the bootres.dll file
Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs) and are external parts of applications running Windows or other operating systems. Most applications are not complete and save the code in different files. If the code is required, the corresponding file is loaded into memory and used. If the operating system or software does not find the appropriate DLL file, or if the DLL file is corrupted, you may receive an error message.
The bootres.dll file is a critical OS file with a size of about 90 KB, which is located in the Windows folder. It is part of the boot resource library and plays an important role in ensuring that the computer starts properly.
If it is damaged, the computer may not start and you may receive an error message – bootres.dll is damaged.
If your.dll bootres is corrupted, you can try to solve the problem.
If your computer starts automatically on the Automatic Repair screen, you can click this option to perform an automatic repair.
If this is not the case, you must start with the advanced start options to access and execute the automatic repair manually. You can do this in the advanced options:
If the automatic repair fails, you can try restoring the system or use the command prompt to perform the steps below.
1] Perform system file scanning in safe mode as this may give better results. This article shows how to start Windows 10 in safe mode. The safest way to fix missing or corrupted DLL files produced by your Windows operating system is to run the built-in system file checker, which replaces missing or corrupted system files.
The scan may take 10 minutes, and if it finishes successfully, you must restart your PC.
This message will help you if you receive Windows resource protection that found corrupted files but could not fix them during scanning.
2] Then run DISM to repair the system image. In a high command prompt window, copy the following command and press Enter:
Dism /Online /Cleanup image /RestoreHealth
This checks if the Windows component memory is damaged and restores good health. The scan may take about 15 minutes, and if successful, you should restart your PC.
This message will help you if the DISM fails.
3] Finally, you can try to repair the MBR and recreate and view the BCD. This is useful in most cases where the automatic repair could not repair your PC.
4] Run this command in a raised PDC window to run ChkDsk.
chkdsk c : /f /r
If this command fails, run it on boot and reboot your system.
5] If nothing helps you, you may need to select Reset this PC under Advanced Options > Troubleshooting > Reset this PC and select Keep my files.