windows BOOTSTRAP has stoped working

bootstrap and other windows programs keep telling me they have stoped working












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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 23 Applies to:

Hi Woodbutcher,

1.       Have you made any changes to your computer recently?

2.       When are you getting this error message?

3.       In which all Windows Programs are you facing this issue?


I would suggest you to follow the steps and check if it helps.


Method 1: Perform a clean boot and then check if it helps.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

NOTE: Make sure that you perform “step 7” in the link mentioned above to boot your computer normally.


Method 2: Run System File Check (SFC) scans and checks if it helps.

How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

Note: System File Checker gives an administrator the ability to scan all protected files to verify their versions. If System File Checker discovers that a protected file has been overwritten, it retrieves the correct version of the file from the cache folder (%Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache) or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file. System File Checker also checks and repopulates the cache folder. You must be logged on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to run System File Checker. If the cache folder becomes damaged or unusable, you can use the sfc /scannow, the sfc /scanonce, or the sfc /scanboot commands to repair its contents.


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