So basically. I wanted to add a theme to windows, messed around with 3 files and now my PC turns off after the "blue windows logo", I can get into BIOS, and I made recoveries of before I did anything, but it won't let me F8 into the safe mode. So I'm not really sure what to do. If you need any more info, photos or a video stc. Feel free to ask, and I'll gladly post them, but if anyone knows anything to help it sure would be appreciated.
And just for a reference, my mobo is a gigabyte B85M-D3H-A
Can you show a pic of the logo screen maybe? or tell us what windows it is? windows 8/10 dont boot into safe mode the same way as win7 and earlier. pressing F8 doesn't do anything :( Does the computer completely power off or does it try to restart again? What files did you mess with?
So this is the method I used, I did everything exactly as it said, so I think it was the part about renaming the original file and replacing it, the "themeui.dll.del"
So I thought that I could either 1: plug my ssd into another computer and move the files back and try to fix it that way, or by plugging it into a computer with an ssd to usb adaptor and doing the same thing (at the worst getting back my files and then reinstalling windows)
EDIT: This is a quick video showing what happens when I turn it on and what happens when I try to open the BIOS and start it through that https://youtu.be/Eh1iFsZdDXE (sorry about portrait mode btw)
I think it's just completely broken to the point where this won't help, because o tried putting it in and setting it to the one and only startup, but it still only starts up as it does in that video I uploaded it has the gigabyte logo, then the windows 10 comes through for a second then - hold that thought... It just loaded past the gigabyte logo and now it's on a black (occasional white flashes) screen and I can see my cursor... Still no luck getting into windows repair though...
to be sure you doing this right: Step 1: Place the CD/USB in your PC and proceed to boot from it.
Step 2: When the install screen pops up, look to the bottom left and select "Repair Your Computer".
Step 3: You will now see a screen that says "Choose an option". Select "Troubleshoot", then "Advanced Options", and finally "Command Prompt".
now try. 1. use command prompt and type "sfc /scannow" considering sfc stands for system file checker I'd say it has a 75% chance of solving your problem.
2 . use command prompt to open notepad. once it's open hit CTRL+O. this will open the file explore you can use to undo what you did with uxtheme patcher. if you didn't backup the files you overwrote your only hope is to copy clean dlls from another pc that has windows 10.
I know this works because I did somthing similar to fix boot loops caused by a bad driver a while back.
I love you so much Thorium, you've saved me $24 dollars and a hell of a lot of trouble, I managed to get into my c drive and move the old files that i took out (Had them nice and safe on my desktop in case this happened) and replaced them with the other one's that broke everything. So thank you so much, and you also taught me a thing or two, so that's helpful as well!.