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"bad Image Checksum" - Version.dll Possibly Corrupt

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#1 KingMetalx


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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:38 PM

Hey folks :thumbsup:

I have a Dell Dimension 4550 and it is probably 5 years old. It's been having problems lately, but it has been working. I got on it today to see if any of my torrents had finished downloading and found out that one had. So, I right clicked it and tried to do a virus check; nothing happened and it went to hourglass. I got impatient and tried to shutdown, but it wouldn't do anything. So, I unplugged it from the wall and tried to reboot it. After the Windows XP logo went away, the computer made a sound like it was shutting off again, and a blue screen came up that reads as follows:

"STOP: c0000221 {Bad Image Checksum}
The image version.dll is possibly corrupt. The header checksum does not match the computed checksum."

After trying to reboot it a few more times and failing and cursing a lot, I decided I might as well do a reformat since it's been awhile and the problem may be a virus. Then I remembered my biggest problem: I have a CD-ROM and a CD-RW, and the CD-ROM stopped working and responding a year ago. I could use the CD-RW to boot my Windows XP disc in, but when I go to the boot sequence menu, it only shows my hard drive, floppy drive, and CD-ROM. So I can't select my CD-RW drive to boot from. The drive works fine, but is not listed there?

I'm not new to computers, but if anyone has any ideas, if you could explain step-by-step what to do, that would be fantastic. I appreciate it everyone :flowers:

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:47 PM

You might want to download Memtest and check your memory
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why won't my laptop work?

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