"Bad Image" error on various applications

First of all, here is the basic information about my machine so I can help you help me. If there is any additional information you need to help me resolve this, let me know where I can find it and I will post it.

Next, here is a picture of the error message I keep getting. I know it has something to do with Nvidia but I haven't been able to fix it by myself. I've checked numerous forums and help sites but nobody seems to have the exact problem I have, just a variation of it, so those answers didn't help me. I'm not computer illiterate, so if you give me clear instructions I can follow them.

So, here is the image..

I'm basically getting this on a couple applications. Firefox, Go Pro Studio and others. As I'm writing this, that error keeps coming up (Firefox). IE is installed on my machine but I neeeever use it.

Here's the Go Pro Studio error message.

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First look in Device Manager for ! or ? next to an entry.

If you see ! or ? next to an entry in Device Manager, that indicates a bad driver. If so, download the correct one from the manufacturer.
Good luck.

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First look in Device Manager for ! or ? next to an entry.

Hi, wpgwpg,

First of all, thanks for taking the time to try and help.

I just updated the drivers for my video card after reading your post and found nothing in the driver details with a "!" or "?" next to an entry.

Anything else I can try?

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There's always the highly cryptic System event error log,

Before looking at the System event error log, be warned that it is very cryptic and there are a lot of entries that will look more like gibberish than anything meaningful to you. However the good news is that when you look at the entries flagged ERROR in red, you can often get insight as to what's going on.
OK, given that perspective, here's how to view it. Go to Control Panel and click Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Event Viewer. Then click the arrow to the left of Event Viewer then the arrow next to Windows Logs then System. Whew! Now you can scroll down through the list looking for red ERROR entries. They are time stamped, and if you click on one of them, you can see a little (cryptic mind you) more info below.
It's like an Easter egg hunt, but hopefully that will give you helpful clues.
Good luck.

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Re: bad image

That seems like a corrupted dll. Can happen. Things you can try:
- restore the good copy from your backup
- reinstall all stuff related to your nvidia video card
- copy a working copy from any other PC that happens to have it


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Sounds like the old hardware rendering issue.

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