We Solve Bootvid.dll Errors

The process bootvid.dll is the native module loaded during Windows 2000 startup in order to display graphical image on your computer. It is used to draw raw images without the Graphics Device Interface system. This DLL is also known as the VGA Boot Driver; thus, it is linked to video display adapters.

When Windows NT is installed, the boot loader provides for a VGA boot driver into the operating system with the bootvid.dll application. By default, Windows NT setup creates an entry in the boot.ini with the optional switch /basevideo. The bootvid.dll process displays this option in the menu as the VGA mode. Choosing this option will cause the system to use the bootvid.dll process, which should work with any VGA compliant display.

In most cases, this will enable you to reboot and then fix an incorrect or improperly working display driver. You can also try and put the “/basevideo” switch at the end of the boot.ini after fastdect. This will boot the computer with the bootvid.dll file, or “/noguiboot” will boot to the CMD w/o loading the GUI.

Many things in Windows are disabled when running in Safe Mode. However, the module bootvid.dll allows Windows to be fully functional by running in VGA Mode. It gets the system into VGA mode the same way as Safe mode except you select “Enable VGA Mode” rather than “Safe Mode” on the startup menu. This process is selected if you are sure that your display adapter is the problem. If VGA mode cannot boot then you can try Safe mode that almost always boots.

Windows comprises a disparate set of modules that interact in a specific way to cause the setup to always run in text mode. This is the case even when some components (setupdd.sys – the text setup main driver) are written to support graphics modes. Once Windows starts and during I/O initialization, the bootvid.dll file is initialized and given a chance to create its device /Device/Video0.

Bootvid.dll is created by:

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Support Site

Known file path:

C:\ WINDOWS\ system32\ bootvid.dll

What is a DLL?

Your operating system comes pre-installed with Microsoft DLL’s and most third party programs also install DLL’s.

DLL (Dynamic Link Library) is Microsoft’s implementation of the shared library concept. Meaning there’s a DLL library on your computer and each DLL can be shared among different Microsoft and third party programs. This shared library method helps your computer run faster by having fewer operations running at the same time.

When a DLL is missing or corrupt it may show an error message and programs may fail or crash.

Because DLL’s are shared, one missing or corrupt DLL may affect multiple programs on your computer.


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