Manual Uninstallation of Windows OEM BIOS Loader EMU (Vista Loader or SoftMod)

»»»Manual Uninstallation of Windows OEM BIOS Loader EMU (Vista Loader or SoftMod)
If you have applied and installed software based OEM BIOS emulator which is of Emu Loader type such as Vista Loader 1.0 (vstladr of softmod.iso) and Vista Loader 2.0 (grldr), you may face the problem that your computer unable to boot up anymore. Unlike Paradox OEM BIOS Emulation Toolkit 1.0 (repacked by Pantheon) which is software based driver emulator, Vista Loader actually makes use of boot manager (GRUB or GRUB4DOS) which is the first thing computer loads during boot up process, hence considerably increase the risk to use the crack for Windows Vista activation. Luckily, the Vista Loaders come with a uninstaller script that can automatically uninstall the patch from the boot loader.

However, if you already unable to boot up and start the operating system on your computer, the uninstallation script will be useless as you can’t run it. That’s why users are encourage to try the bootable CD method to apply the Vista OEM BIOS Emu Loader before patching the loader into hard disk. If you’re in this situation without access to Windows desktop, here are a trick and hack that you can use to repair boot sector and possible MBR (master boot record) of your computer, so that Windows can be loaded again without reinstallation.

Trick to execute Uninstall.cmd of Vista Loader

  1. Boot up the computer with Windows Vista installation DVD.
  2. Choose Install.
  3. At the screen where you’re asked to input product key, press Shift + F10 keyboard shortcut to trigger command prompt.
  4. Change directory to the folder where Vista Loader 2.0 or softmod.rar or softmod.iso is extracted.
  5. Execute uninstall command.

If you can still access Windows Vista, but for whatever reason such as decision to go genuine, you want to uninstall Vista Loader crack, but uninstall.cmd script fails to properly clean the crack, then you can use the following steps to manually uninstall the Vista Loader.

Manually uninstall Vista Loader 2.0 (grldr)

  1. Click on Start button, select All Programs -> Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator. Then confirm any UAC security warning pop-ups.
  2. Change directory to the date folder of Vista Loader 2.0.
  3. Type the following commands in italic, pressing Enter after each line:

    bootrest /nt60 d: (d: is to change to your boot volume of Windows Vista)

    attrib d:\grldr -r -h -s (change the d: to your boot volume, to remove special attributes)

    del d:\grldr (delete the softmod mod loader program)

Manually uninstall Vista Loader 1.0 (softmod)

  1. Click on Start button, select All Programs -> Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator. Then confirm any UAC security warning pop-ups.
  2. Change directory to the date folder of softmod archive.
  3. Type the following commands in italic, pressing Enter after each line:

    mbr_rest /nt60 d: (change d: to the boot volume of Windows Vista, can also use bootrest command)

    attrib d:\vstaldr -r -h -s (change the d: to your boot volume, to remove special attributes)

    attrib d:\menu.lst -r -h -s

    del d:\vstaldr (delete the softmod mod loader program)

    del d:\menu.lst (delete the software mod loader config file)

By |2016-12-09T08:40:21+00:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: Windows|Tags: |6 Comments

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