Renamed Smss.exe and broke my computer :(

By cbank
Jul 2, 2007
  1. Hi, I was getting an error from smss.exe so I located 3 files with the same name (all located in different areas). I renamed all 3 to "asd" with no .exe extention. I then restarted my computer and I get a blue screen of death every time windows is about to load. I've tried safe mode, last known config, start windows normally ect, but nothing seems to work. I loaded in the Windows XP disk and hit "repair" and now i can access the harddrive where my OS is, but windows still doesn't load.

    Is it possible to rename "asd" back to "smss.exe" using the command prompt so I can use my computer again? Basically smss.exe is there, but it has a different name.

    Is there any way to fix this problem?

  2. Special-K

    Special-K TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Cant you boot from Windows disk, go into console and rename the file from there?
  3. cbank

    cbank TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm in the Recovery console... what command do i type
  4. cbank

    cbank TS Rookie Topic Starter

    anyone know?
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