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Reformat And Reinstall Problem

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#1 baburabi


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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:52 PM

Ok, I need to reformat my brother in laws pc and reinstall windows XP, everything is going good up until I start the install for windows xp and after it copies the files over and restarts the first time and actually begin the install i get the following error ...

The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINTRUST.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

Any ideas on what this means or how I can get around it, all it is doing when i click OK or try to exit is restarting the PC and going right back to this msg when it boots up.

thanks in advance for any help i may get,

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:25 PM

Is this a valid OEM CD? Has it been roaming around the bottom of the drawer? Clean it real good and check for scratches
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#3 baburabi

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:59 PM

its is a valid copy, not a hacked or burnt copy, but im not sure if it is the one that cam ewith that particular pc or not though, it was in its case but i will try to give it a good cleaning anyhow and see what that does

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:12 PM

When drying the CD (clean with plain water), move the cloth either vertically or horizontally, but not in circular motions.


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