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 Post subject: Bad Image Error (Win XP)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:20 am 
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Hello all, I would really appreciate some help in this matter.

Every time I start a program or log into the computer, I keep getting the same message:

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The application or DLL C:\***.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.
Though I have no problems running the different programs, this message is quite annoying and I would appreciate any and all help in this matter.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad Image Error (Win XP)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:08 pm 
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Is it a different .dll every time? Microsoft says rename the .dll (like append .old) and re-start. I think that's only good if it's a Windows .dll. If it's multiple files (which I'm guessing from your use of ***) then that would be a real pain, should be a better solution. Maybe run sfc /scannow (again, only good for XP files).


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 Post subject: Re: Bad Image Error (Win XP)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:49 am 
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How long ago did this start? If you know when it started, use Restore to a point in time before it did this and it should fix it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bad Image Error (Win XP)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Nastyman wrote:
How long ago did this start? If you know when it started, use Restore to a point in time before it did this and it should fix it.

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System Restore *facepalm* I always forget this. You're a fan Nasty? I never use it because I'm afraid of wonky results. Oh, and I forget about it because on my own equipment I've usually done something that erased the restore points anyways.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad Image Error (Win XP)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:50 am 
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crwlngkngsnk,

As odd as it may seem it really does work....sometimes.... and is worth a try. :wink:

You probably use the disk cleaner/more options menu to get rid of the restore points, which is a good idea to do every 6 months as it can get back up to 10 gigs of your hard drive. I have recovered 20 gigs in the past using disk cleanup and its option to clean out old restore points. You should do this after a virus is expunged from your system just to make sure you don't reinstall it by going back to an earlier restore date. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Bad Image Error (Win XP)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:50 pm 
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crwlngkngsnk wrote:
Is it a different .dll every time? Microsoft says rename the .dll (like append .old) and re-start. I think that's only good if it's a Windows .dll. If it's multiple files (which I'm guessing from your use of ***) then that would be a real pain, should be a better solution. Maybe run sfc /scannow (again, only good for XP files).


It is differnet .dll all the time, for every program that i click. When I scan there are no viruses. I dont now what to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad Image Error (Win XP)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:55 pm 
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Nastyman wrote:
How long ago did this start? If you know when it started, use Restore to a point in time before it did this and it should fix it.

Nasty


I have not restore points created :(


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 Post subject: Re: Bad Image Error (Win XP)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:29 am 
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Windows creates restore points almost every time it installs critical updates, so you should have a lot of them if you didn't use Disk Cleanup to clean out all but one restore point.

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