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einstein2u

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what is this:

The application or DLL C:\windows\system 32\ wininet.dll is not a valid windows image

please check this against your installation diskette


so here is what happen:

yesterday i was playing around with my itunes and i deleted my library. so i get the bright idea to system restore.

now BANG.

i get this.

anyway to fix this without getting the IT guy out here..........

thanks.

btw:

i can access some things thorough the task master and i tried system restoring again.....no dice.
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Neil Jones

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This may be a sign of a hard drive that's beginning to pack up and die.
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It seems like a legit file alright however it may have been damaged by spyware (and then repaired) which may have corrupted the file.

I recommend you to follow the instructions in this link if you would like to receive help in the Malware Removal forum.

Regards,
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The file is legit and it doesn't sound like it has been patched by spyware. I would rather get more tech opinions from Staff here before we send him back to the Malware Removal forum
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I agree.

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mods please lock this thread.

going to the other forum.
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Einstein this may not be a malware problem

Please stay here and have a member of the Tech Staff help you. If they feel it is malware, then go over to the Malware Removal forum
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If you still have your windows CD, follow these steps:
Put your CD in the CD-Tray.
Open your Start Menu and select "Run..."
In that runbox, type "sfc /scannow" and press enter.

Lets see if you have any errors in the event viewer.
  • Go to Start -> Run.
  • In the Box, type in "eventvwr".
  • When the window pops up. Go to the system log and application log.
  • Look for red circles with "X"s in them around the time of error.
  • Once you've opened the error press the button to the right with the 2 papers on it. (under the 'down' arrow)
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einstein2u

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If you still have your windows CD, follow these steps:
Put your CD in the CD-Tray.
Open your Start Menu and select "Run..."
In that runbox, type "sfc /scannow" and press enter.

Lets see if you have any errors in the event viewer.

  • Go to Start -> Run.
  • In the Box, type in "eventvwr".
  • When the window pops up. Go to the system log and application log.
  • Look for red circles with "X"s in them around the time of error.
  • Once you've opened the error press the button to the right with the 2 papers on it. (under the 'down' arrow)
  • Please attach the information you just copied onto your next reply.

Regards,
Olrik


olrik,

what if i don't have windows CD?
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einstein2u

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If you still have your windows CD, follow these steps:
Put your CD in the CD-Tray.
Open your Start Menu and select "Run..."
In that runbox, type "sfc /scannow" and press enter.

Lets see if you have any errors in the event viewer.

  • Go to Start -> Run.
  • In the Box, type in "eventvwr".
  • When the window pops up. Go to the system log and application log.
  • Look for red circles with "X"s in them around the time of error.
  • Once you've opened the error press the button to the right with the 2 papers on it. (under the 'down' arrow)
  • Please attach the information you just copied onto your next reply.

Regards,
Olrik


olrik,

what if i don't have windows CD?


mods please close because i am going to post the hijack log.

thanks
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Einstein

For the second time this doesn't sound like a malware problem. Not every problem is.

Wait till Artellos or other Staff decide.
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Einstein

For the second time this doesn't sound like a malware problem. Not every problem is.

Wait till Artellos or other Staff decide.



sorry.

i thought it was malware.....
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