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Error Message

by 855713 / February 28, 2007 11:35 PM PST

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop using Windows XP Home Edition.
Everytime I start up I get the following message:

C;|WINDOWS\system32\xlbgfc254.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

I am not very knowledgeable about computers. However, my guess is that this is caused by a corrupt file.

My question is how do I get this corrected so that this does not pop up everytime I start up?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Try sfc. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 28, 2007 11:49 PM PST
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If I'm not mistaken
by jackson dougless / March 1, 2007 12:07 AM PST
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The SFC program will ONLY check the system files installed by Windows, so given the high probability that the file in question isn't from the initial installation of Windows, it's not going to do much good.

And after some looking, I appear to be correct. The description for SFC is given as the following by simply running the program without any parameters.

Scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.

So unless I'm misinterpreting that in a big way... Running SFC seems like a waste of time, when you could be using Google to track down what program(s) use that DLL. Then they can either be reinstalled or eradicated depending on the desirability of the program(s).

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by 855713 / March 1, 2007 2:07 AM PST
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I tried the scan and the problem still exists. I tried searching this dll on google without success. Any suggestions on how I can fix this? Thank you.

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(NT) Maybe there will be a clue in event viewer
by tomron / March 1, 2007 2:22 AM PST
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Power Tool. Don't use unless you are comfortable.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2007 2:30 AM PST
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I could use HIJACKTHIS to toss this item out.

Bob

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Error Message
by 855713 / March 2, 2007 1:53 AM PST

What would be the fallout if I just deleted this file?

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The error message would change to..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2007 1:54 AM PST
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Something like... Windows can not find the file ____.___.

Bob

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