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yoyoyoyo

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when i turn on my computer, after it gets done witht he loading xp screen it goes black and a box pops up that says services.exe - bad image on the top, and inside it says "the application or DLL C:\windows\system32\scesrv.dll is not a valid windows image. please check this against your installation diskette" and i click OK at the bottom but it just goes away and stays black. How do i fix this?
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can you load into safe mode by tapping the f8 key at boot up and choosing safe mode?

Do you have a windows disk? Do you have a directory called i386 anywhere on your drive?

Bad image simply means the file is corrupt
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i tried restarting in safe mode but the same thing happens, i don't have a diskette, i probably could get one from a friend though. and i can't get to my drive to see if i have that file. what should i do now?? thanks
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Step 1

If you have a windows xp cd, start the computer and boot with it and choose recovery console.

Then follow the instructions beginning at STEP 2

If you do not have a Windows XP CD, do the following


download RC.iso from the following link:

http://www.thecomput...edic.com/rc.iso

You need to burn this image to a CD and boot your computer with it--this is different than burning a file

to a CD. If you do not know how to burn an ISO image, then download the following program to another

Windows XP machine, install it.

make certain you download the proper installation for your version of windows. Open MY COMPUTER, choose

HELP > ABOUT. Note the service pack and get the appropriate version of the iso burner power toy

[url=http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm]http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm[

/url]

After installation, reboot, then right click the RC.iso file you downloaded above and choose COPY IMAGE TO

CD.

Then reboot your broken PC with that CD in the CD-ROM drive.

This will give you a recovery console to use to run

Insert the cd into the non-functioning PC



STEP 2

When boot begins, a windows setup will appear to start, but you will be taken to a recovery console.

You will need to select your windows installation by pressing a number, most likely 1

Windows will ask you for a password

If you have XP home, press enter...there is no password

If you have XP Pro, you need to enter the password you set when you installed your machine with XP Pro.

After entering the password, you will find yourself at a command prompt that looks like this

c:\windows

type
chkdsk /r
<enter>

follow the prompts, then when it is complete, remove the CD,

type

EXIT

<enter>

the machine will reboot

Did that fix it?

If that fails, on a separate machine, download the file attached to this post

Extract it and place it on a floppy disk



Restart the bad machine with the recovery console and place the floppy disk on that machine, then at the recovery console prompt, type

copy scesrv.dll to c:\windows\system32

<enter>



Remove floppy and recovery console cd and reboot

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