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#1 frmj2002

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:13 AM

HEllo everyone. I just got a used laptop from my coworker. After I log in it says "The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\WININET.dll is not a valid Windows Image. Please check this against your installation diskette"... What does that mean and is it fixable??

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 05:27 AM

It may be corrupted insert your windows xp cd assuming you have the cd and is xp when the autorun install appears close it. Go to start and in the run box type cmd.exe press enter.

Type: expand d:\i386\wininet.dll_c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll

Press enter a confirm overwrite box may appear type y press enter.

If your cd\dvd drive is a different letter change it from d to whatever the drive letter is for your drive.

type exit to close cmd prompt.

restart pc log in to windows and see if that has cured it.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:33 AM

Try running a sfc: Microsoft Windows XP - System File Checker ( sfc )

Use the parameters: sfc /scannow
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:07 PM

"not a valid Windows Image" message may indicate some infection.
I suggest, you start new topic at "Am I Infected?" forum.

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