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Not a valid windows image !

When I put my computer in a clean boot ( MSCONFIG )today --- I got the following message -- The application of DLL C:\Windows\system321 MFC42uDLL is not a valid windows image -- Please check this against your installation diskette ---
The only thing I've done to my computer is to install Internet Explorer SP2 this week ! Can anyone advise ?

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Re: Not a valid windows image !

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I'm responding for any future reference or if anyone else has the problem --
Compaq stated that a file was corrupted during the download of SP2 ---
System Restored and now I'm back off to download SP2 again -- Ugh !

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Repairing File System Errors In XP Home !

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Whats the proper check disk command for XP home version to repair --
Is it run --- cmd ---to notepad to --- chkdsk r or should you run it chkdsk /r ( with the switch for auto repair) for repairing file system errors ---Any problem in running it on boot since thats my prompt and apparently it's busy !
I keep getting dll errors stating that the programs dll is not a valid window image or a prompt stating the application failed to intialize -- I had SP2 on the system but I used system restore to go back several weeks before I installed the service pack and now the restore feature won't allow me to restore to any other restore points !
So I'm just stuck !
Any other input would help !
Thanks !

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Re: Repairing File System Errors In XP Home !

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Click Start, Run type chkdsk /F and press Enter. Restart PC and let it run.

You can also run chkdsk in Recovery Console using the command:

chkdsk c: /p /r

Good Luck,


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